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Man in Custody After Jumping Fence, Attempting to Climb on Private Plane at Midway Airport

Chicago police say that a 33-year-old man is in custody after he jumped over a fence and attempted to climb onto a private jet at Midway International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the man jumped over a barrier in the 5300 block of West 55th Street at approximately 4:45 p.m. and made his way toward a runway at the airport.

The man attempted to stop a private jet, and attempted to climb onto the aircraft before he was taken into custody.

The man was transported to an area hospital for a mental evaluation, according to police.

So far, no ground stop has been ordered for planes, and no flight delays are currently being reported by the Chicago Department of Aviation.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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