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Authorities Confused With As To Why A Man Drove His Truck Through A Mid-Continent Airport Fence

Authorities are still trying to determine why a man drove his truck through a fence and onto a taxiway at Mid-continent.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. David Mattingly says the man then drove onto an airport taxiway and approached a private jet before security personnel stopped him.

Mattingly says the 26-year-old man from Marlow, Oklahoma, was talking to himself when he was stopped. A handgun was found in this truck.

The man was jailed on suspicion of criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.

Mattingly says investigators do not believe the event was connected to terrorism.