Man arrested after storming onto Dublin Airport runway to try and flag down flight to Amsterdam
The incident occurred this morning.
A man who was late for a flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been arrested after he ran onto the Terminal One tarmac and towards the plane.
Passengers who were already on board the Ryanair flight saw him banging on the window, trying to get the plane to wait.
According to a Dublin Airport spokesperson, he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron and tried to flag the plane down.
He was initially detained by Ryanair staff, with the airport police arriving shortly after.
A garda spokesman told Her that they had been called to the scene around 7am this morning.
"Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident at Dublin Airport that occurred at approximately 7am today 27th September 2018.
"A male in his 20s has been arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station were he is currently detained."
A Dublin Airport spokesperson said in a statement:
“A male and female passenger were late for a Ryanair flight to Amsterdam this morning and arrived at the boarding gate after the flight had closed.
"They were engaging with Ryanair staff at the gate and the male passenger was becoming agitated.
"He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.
"He was was initially restrained by Ryanair staff on the apron and Airport Police, who had already been contacted, arrived on the scene almost immediately and arrested him.
"He was taken to the Airport Police Station and was handed over to the Gardai.”