Cork Airport probes perimeter breach incident

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Cork Airport in Ireland is carrying out an internal review into a 22 May incident in which a man driving a police vehicle allegedly hijacked from an officer in central Cork forced entry to the airport apron.

Irish police said that the 38 year-old man used the vehicle to ram his way through the airport perimeter fence before hijacking an airport emergency vehicle. He was arrested after colliding with another police vehicle. Two police officers were hurt, one with stab wounds, during the alleged incident.

Video footage taken by passengers in the airport terminal at the time shows an airport fire vehicle being driven erratically around the apron and colliding with a police vehicle before coming to a halt close to an Aer Lingus Airbus A320. The driver is surrounded by armed police and arrested.

In a brief statement Cork Airport said it would be conducting an internal review on the events. As the matter is now under police investigation, the airport declined further comment.