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.

The same day in New Jersey, a man was arrested after authorities found him on the tarmac of Newark Liberty Airport. It's not clear how Siyah Bryant, 24, of Jersey City, ended up on the tarmac. - AP