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Man accused of climbing on plane wing at Las Vegas airport misses court

Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 09:00:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The man accused of climbing onto a plane at McCarran Airport was not able to appear in court on Tuesday as scheduled.

Authorities Alejandro Carlson couldn't be in court because he is still in the hospital.


According to the department, Carlson told officers he had a story to tell and that he believed climbing onto the plane would give him a bigger audience.

Police say he suffers from mental illness and is homeless.

Carlson is accused of running across two active runways on Saturday and climbing onto the plane right before takeoff. He was brought into custody after he fell from the wing.

The FAA had to stop all aircraft from landing at the time, leaving them to circle in the air.

Carlson is charged with trespassing and disregard for public safety.