Man opens airport door, causes security breach at Sky Harbor

PHOENIX, AZ - A man was sent to the hospital after he opened a secure door at Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday night.

According to a Sky Harbor spokesperson Julie Rodriguez, a passenger in Terminal 4 opened a door near gate C-12 around 11:15 p.m. The door requires employee badge access to enter, but it doubles as an emergency exit. The door leads to the air operations area where the man eventually jumped over the fence to a public area.

Rodriguez said the man was confronted by an airport employee, and was arrested by police.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the man was intoxicated and taken to a nearby hospital for an injury. However, he was not booked. 

No other details were given.

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