Hijacking

Passengers watch in horror as naked man charges tarmac, tries breaking onto aircraft from the wing

Passengers aboard a plane at the world’s busiest airport watched in horror as a naked man tried breaking onto their aircraft from the wing.

The incident happened at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

19-year-old Jhryin Jones was arrested after police say he stripped down to his underpants, jumped a fence, ran onto a tarmac, climbed onto a plane’s wing, and pounded on its windows like a crazy person.

Local news station WSB-TV obtained recordings from the airport’s control tower during the incident, where confused airport officials can be heard describing the man’s bizarre behavior.

“He is tossing some stuff around,” an official says. “My guess is he has his clothes off and now he’s laying on pavement … Doing some pushups?”

Meanwhile, passengers aboard the plane, which had just arrived from Miami, began posting about it to social media:

Jones is charged with criminal trespassing, public indecency, and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

Meanwhile, the airport tweeted there was no impact on its operations:

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