The security breach at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday involving a driver who crashed through a fence and led police on a chase across two runways occurred in the airport’s cargo area, according to local newscasts.
A gray Mazda hatchback with the letters “SOS” scrawled on the hood turned off the highway on the south end of the airport and smashed through the chain-link fence by the FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX) warehouse around 6 p.m. It then sped past a parked FedEx cargo jet and drove across two busy runways.
During the pursuit, the vehicle zoomed within feet of several all-cargo aircraft, including one from Mexico-based MAS Air Cargo, according to video from CBS LA.
A dozen police cruisers eventually surrounded the vehicle and the driver, who was taken into custody.
The airport authority already erected a new fence and added jersey barriers, a spokesperson said.
The suspect was later identified as Ramon Antonio Angulobello, 36. He was arrested and booked for felony vandalism and trespassing on airport property.