Wausau police say a 42-year-old man is facing trespassing charges, after he jumped the fence at the Wausau Downtown Airport and was spotted on the runway.
Wausau Police Lieutenant Melinda Pauls said the man had been checked into a nearby alcohol detox facility on Sunday evening, but fled the building and ran to the neighboring airport. “While he was there, he ended up leaving the premise and ran away from the building. He jumped the fence for the airport, and then was last seen running on one of the runways of the airport when we were called,” she said
Police located the man on airport property a short time later and took him in to custody.