Rogue vehicle narrowly misses cargo planes at LAX

Several FedEx planes lined up at an airport terminal.Several FedEx planes lined up at an airport terminal.

The security breach at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday involving a driver who crashed through a fence and led police on a chase across two runways occurred in the airport’s cargo area, according to local newscasts.

A gray Mazda hatchback with the letters “SOS” scrawled on the hood turned off the highway on the south end of the airport and smashed through the chain-link fence by the FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX) warehouse around 6 p.m. It then sped past a parked FedEx cargo jet and drove across two busy runways. 

During the pursuit, the vehicle zoomed within feet of several all-cargo aircraft, including one from Mexico-based MAS Air Cargo, according to video from CBS LA.

A dozen police cruisers eventually surrounded the vehicle and the driver, who was taken into custody. 

The airport authority already erected a new fence and added jersey barriers, a spokesperson said.

The suspect was later identified as Ramon Antonio Angulobello, 36. He was arrested and booked for felony vandalism and trespassing on airport property

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