The man scaled an outer perimeter fence near Lincoln and Sepulveda boulevards Monday shortly after 2 p.m.
Officers spotted the man climb the fence and took him into custody as he appeared to be getting closer to a Delta plane that was staging for departure.
The view from our @Delta flight at LAX. A guy ran onto the runway and started doing push-ups. Swiftly apprehended by @LAAirportPD before he could transition to sprints. @flyLAXairport #LAXPD pic.twitter.com/otYpZDO9cT— Chad Ridgely (@ChadRidgely) August 27, 2018
One passenger on the Delta flight said it appeared the man was doing pushups before he was apprehended.
Police say the man appears to be a transient with mental health issues and who had no identification. He is expected to be taken to a mental-health facility for an evaluation.
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