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Man Opens Airplane Emergency Exit And Escapes Across Airport Tarmac in Desperate Bid to Avoid Arrest

Man Opens Airplane Emergency Exit And Escapes Across Airport Tarmac in Desperate Bid to Avoid Arrest

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A man who was wanted for an active felony drug warrant opened the emergency exit of a Sun Country Airlines plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Sunday night and escaped across the airfield in a last-ditch bid to avoid arrest, local officials have revealed.

The aircraft had just arrived in Minneapolis from Orlando, and police were waiting at the gate to take the man into custody after learning he was on the flight.

But while other passengers were still deplaning, the 44-year-old suspect, who was sitting at an overwing emergency exit row, opened the exit, jumped out onto the wing and escaped into the darkness of the airfield.

The man was reportedly found by airport employees around 45 minutes later hiding in a catering truck and handed over to the police. He was also arrested for violating a no-contact order.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Sun Country said: “We take these incidents very seriously, and the crew called airport police who responded quickly.”

“Fortunately, passengers and crew are fine.”

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