Woman Arrested at LAX After Exiting Terminal to Flag Down Parked Aircraft

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
November 30, 2021 Updated: November 30, 2021

LOS ANGELES—A woman was arrested after she walked out of a terminal and onto a ramp at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Nov. 29, authorities said.

The unidentified passenger, who airport officials said had an airline ticket, walked out of a door inside LAX’s Terminal 1 at approximately 6:30 p.m. and onto a ramp, triggering an alarm, said Lt. Karla Rodriguez of Los Angeles Airport Police.

“Airline employees who witnessed the woman exiting the terminal followed security protocols and maintained visual contact until the airport police arrived shortly thereafter and detained the woman,” Rodriguez wrote in an email to City News Service.

“She told responding officers she was trying to flag down the aircraft, which was still parked in the gate area.”

Airport police cleared the area and no flights or operations were delayed due to this incident, Rodriguez said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and a mental health evaluation.