Man arrested for trespassing onto TIA runway

Tampa, Florida -- A 27-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon for trespassing at Tampa International Airport.

Airport officials say the man, later identified as 27-year-old Alexander Ortega, somehow climbed a fence and walked across the runway around 5 p.m.

There were two minor departure delays after the runway was closed for about 10 minutes while he was taken into custody. He was issued a trespass warning and Baker Acted.


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