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"Man crashes pickup through Vt. airport fence"
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Vt. charged with crashing pickup through airport fence, driving on perimeter
The Associated Press
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Police say a 39-year-old Vermont man drove a pickup
truck through a chain link fence onto a road inside the Burlington
International Airport in and then exited by driving through an emergency
Brent Rutledge was charged Wednesday following the 7:25 a.m. incident.
Burlington police say Rutledge was apprehended after he drove through two
wooden swinging gates at the airport parking garage. He appeared
"disoriented and distraught" and was making illogical statements. He was
taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Police say there does not appear to be an ongoing threat.
There was no runway or taxiway incursions and no aircraft were in motion at
Police will decide if improvements and fortifications to the perimeter fence
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