Newark Airport Security "Breacher" Due in Court

Man caused chaos when he slipped into secured area

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM EDT
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Haisong Jiang pictured here at his medical program at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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A Rutgers University graduate student from China charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport is due in court today.

     Haisong Jiang was arrested Jan. 8, days after entering a restricted area at the airport, where he was seeing his girlfriend off.    
   
The 28-year-old doctoral student faces a defiant trespassing charge and a fine of up to $500 when he's arraigned in Newark Municipal Court.
    
Jiang has declined to speak publicly about the incident. He has retained Washington D.C.-based lawyer Eric Bruce.

The security breach was caught on surveillance video, which helped authorities track down the suspect. The video showed a man in a tan jacket waiting at the exit-way where passengers from arriving planes leave the terminal.

The man seems to wait impatiently -- then, when the security guard minding the exit walks away --  for over half-a-minute -- the man meets up with an exiting woman and goes back into the terminal. They seem to be smiling and happy, with no ulterior motives. Perhaps they wanted just one last goodbye kiss.

But the security breach was certainly serious.

Authorities say the Jan. 3 breach caused the shutdown of a busy terminal and snarled flights worldwide.

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