Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts.

Port Authority police say 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through an open gate at Teterboro Airport around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. She then drove across the runways before she stopped and fled on foot.

Authorities say no planes were on the runways at the time.

Police tracked Schultz down to a nearby home in Moonachie and took her into custody. Authorities say she has been released but was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

The Port Authority says it is investigating how to prevent such a breach from happening again.

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