A St. Louis woman is being questioned after she sneaked onto the St. Louis Downtown Airport tarmac and broke into a corporate jet. It happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Sauget Police Chief Patrick Delaney says the 38-year-old woman broke into a corporate jet because she said she wanted to fly to China. The FBI, TSA and Homeland Security are all investigating the incident.
The unnamed woman was able to get passed manned security gates in her vehicle before boarding the jet. Chief Delaney says she entered an unlocked corporate jet owned by a Hong Kong bank.
Once inside, Jet aviation employees apparently saw the woman attempting to start the plane, but the battery was disconnected due to maintenance.
The woman apparently has no criminal history, but police are concerned about her mental state.
While the federal agencies involved investigate and consider what, if any, federal charges she may face, local authorities are trying to find out how the woman was able to get passed airport security.
“For some reason, and we’re still looking into this, she was allowed access into the facility where she parked her car in the parking lot. She had to go through two gates and was able to talk onto the tarmac,” said Delaney.
The name of the woman will be released when and if charges are filed. Locally, she could be facing trespassing or burglary charges. Chief Delaney says she may be referred for a psychiatric evaluation given her state of mind as of Wednesday morning. There was no damage caused to the jet.Click here for reuse options!
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