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CIAA Explains Security Incident at Owen Roberts International Airport

16 January 2009

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) can confirm that at approximately 5:30 am this morning, personnel from the Cayman Islands Fire Service reported to the staff of Air Traffic Control at Owen Roberts International Airport that a person was observed inside the perimeter heading towards the commercial apron. Air Traffic Control immediately notified Airport Security who responded to the scene. By this time the person had been stopped by members of the Fire Service and was then detained by Airport Security until the Royal Cayman Islands Police arrived and arrested the individual.

It is understood that the individual stated that he was attempting to take a plane to the USA to attend the presidential inauguration ceremony next week.

The CIAA is satisfied that this security incident did not pose a threat to aviation interests, and further assures the travelling public that the CIAA and airport partners will continue to remain vigilant and will take necessary action to prevent these types of incidents.

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