Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges

September 21, 2018 - 6:56 am

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts.

Port Authority police say the 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through an open gate at Teterboro Airport around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. She then drove across the runways before she stopped and fled on foot.

Authorities say no planes were on the runways at the time.

Police tracked Schultz down to a nearby home in Moonachie and took her into custody. Authorities say she has since been released but was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

The Port Authority says it is investigating the breach to determine how to prevent such a thing from happening again.

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