Police arrest man accused of climbing over Myrtle Beach airport gate, running across runway

Published: Oct. 25, 2022 at 5:32 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2022 at 11:48 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Aircraft operations had to be temporarily halted after the airport said someone ran onto the runway.

The Horry County General Aviation said at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, a man climbed over a perimeter gate at Myrtle Beach International Airport and went on the runway.

The FAA Control Tower notified personnel and stopped aircraft operations until the man was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Jose Marrero-Narvaez and is charged with entry on another’s pasture or other lands after notice.

The investigation determined that Marrero entered the airfield at Gate 4 where he climbed the fence and ran toward the runway.

MYR said the situation lasted about 10 minutes and didn’t cause a delay in operations at MYR.