A 73-year-old man drove around a security gate at Miami International Airport and ended up on the tarmac this morning, police said. The man, who authorities did not identify, was detained without incident.
"It might be the case because of his age that he was disoriented," said Miami-Dade Police detective Robert Williams. "We still have to interview him to determine what mindset he was in when he evaded the security gate."
The area was quickly locked down after the 8:30 a.m. intrusion, Williams said.
No flights or landings were delayed, said airport spokesman Greg Chin.