CALGARY – A man ploughed his car through a security fence at Calgary's airport on Monday, parking beside a passenger plane.
Police said the 20-year-old approached Calgary International Airport from off of 19 St. N.E. at around 2 p.m., ramming the gate to get onto an apron area where planes are gated.
Security and other airport staff approached the man and stayed with him until police arrived.
"He drove through the fence and he parked right next to the plane," airport authority spokeswoman Jody Moseley said.
Police believe the man suffers from mental illness.
Insp. Leah Barber said they do not believe he had any ill intention and he didn't resist when officers took him into custody.
They don't know why he forced his way onto airport grounds.
"It sounds like he was just not thinking at all rationally," Barber said, adding the man faces property damage charges and federal charges.
No airport operations were impacted.