A homeless man slipped through a vehicle checkpoint and was later found sleeping on a plane at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Police are investigating how the man slipped through the checkpoint about 5:30 a.m. before he was found sleeping on an empty regional jet about 6:40 a.m.

Vehicle checkpoint is not is not staffed by Transportation Security Administration officers. The airfield perimeter security is the responsibility of the airport's contracted security.

Police said the homeless man apparently had no sinister motives; he wanted to get out of the rain. [more]


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