A man has been arrested after climbing a fence at the Phoenix airport Wednesday and running out to a plane that had just landed, police said Thursday.
Robert Edward Bump, 49, got onto the taxiway around 5:30 p.m. and started banging on the engine of a Southwest Airlines plane, Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes said. No injuries were reported.
Workers in the airport's tower had spotted a man climbing the fence and running onto the tarmac and then the taxiway near Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Bump, who police said is homeless, was booked on a misdemeanor of charge of entering a restricted area at the airport, Holmes said.