Newark airport breach suspect due in court Tuesday - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newark airport breach suspect due in court Tuesday

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A graduate student charged with a security breach at a New Jersey airport that led to a terminal shutdown and worldwide flight delays is due back in court.

Haisong Jiang (hy-song gee-ong) pleaded not guilty Feb. 9 to a misdemeanor charge of defiant trespassing. He has a court hearing Tuesday.

The misdemeanor charge carries a fine of up to $500.

Jiang is a Rutgers University student from China. He was arrested Jan. 8, days after authorities said he entered a restricted area at Newark Liberty Airport to see his girlfriend off.

The breach shut down a busy terminal and delayed or canceled about 200 flights around the world.

Jiang's attorney has called his client "a lovesick man who made a mistake."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:34 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:41 AM EST2017-12-15 12:41:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

    Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

  • A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-12-15 00:55:59 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-12-15 12:30:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

  • People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

    People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:21 AM EST2017-12-15 10:21:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

Powered by Frankly