Man Taken Into Police Custody After Jumping Fence, Running Onto Airfield at San Francisco International Airport

A man jumped a fence at San Francisco International Airport and onto the airfield Wednesday while trying to run away from police, authorities said.

The incident occurred about before noon Wednesday when police were called out to the Terminal 1 ticket counter regarding a man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

When the man saw police, he ran off, SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel said.

The suspect was taken into police custody after officers chased him down on the airfield.

The man was transported to a hospital for medical evaluation. When he is released form the hospital he will be taken into custody by the San Mateo Sheriff's Office.

Yakel said no flights at the airport were impacted during the incident.

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