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Man who drove through BWI airport fence made it onto airplane before being detained, police confirm

Man who drove through BWI airport fence made it onto airplane before being detained, police confirm

The man who drove a car through a perimeter fence at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Saturday afternoon made it onto an airplane with a backpack before authorities could catch up to him and detain him, Maryland Transportation Authority Police confirmed Monday.

"Yes, he did enter an unoccupied aircraft," said Lt. Kevin Ayd, a MdTA Police spokesman. "The aircraft and the backpack were checked, and there was nothing that was alarming."

The backpack contained only "papers and personal effects," and the FBI determined "this was not terrorism-related," Ayd said.

The FBI confirmed it does not believe there is a terrorism link, and...

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