Man Arrested for Trying to Set Fire Inside Oakland International Airport

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Friday, Jul 11, 2014  |  Updated 8:18 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Arrested for Trying to Set Fire Inside Oakland Airport

Small fire at Oakland Airport.

A 60-year-old man was arrested Friday for allegedly trying to set some cardboard on fire inside the Terminal 1 baggage claim at Oakland International Airport, police said.

It’s unclear what he set the cardboard on fire with. Oakland fire department officials responded to the airport around 3:30 a.m. but the fire was already out when they arrived.

A TSA agent spotted the incident and immediately called the Alameda Co Sheriff, an Oakland Airport spokesperson said.

Sheriffs deputies responded and were able to take the man into custody.

It’s not yet clear whether the man fled after starting the fire.

No equipment, flights or passengers were impacted because of the fire. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out