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Driver arrested after crashing onto airport runway

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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 4:15 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2012 4:15 PM
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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia International Airport was closed after a driver crashed his SUV through a fence and drove up and down a runway.

24-year-old Kenneth Richard Mazik was immediately arrested.

He is charged with DWI, reckless endangerment, and other counts.

The airport was closed for 30 minutes, police say there is no connection to terrorism.

Police said Mazik drove through a gate at a construction site just off the runway.

He drove onto the runway, going up one side before crossing over and driving back down a parallel runway.

Mazik was apprehended within five minutes and is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation.

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