BOSTON (WHDH) - A Malden man is facing criminal charges — including interfering with aircraft operations — after he entered a plane’s cargo hold at Logan Airport on Monday, police said.
Troopers responding to a security door breach at Terminal C around 12:30 p.m. were told a man left the terminal through an emergency exit, got on the tarmac and entered a JetBlue plane’s cargo hold, police said.
The man was immediately removed by JetBlue ground operations employees.
A state police bomb dog swept the cargo hold and did not find anything hazardous or suspicious, police said, and further investigation has found no indication the man acted with terrorist intent.
Sergiu Parfeni, 31, was charged with interfering with aircraft operation, disorderly conduct, and trespassing.
A neighbor who lives above Parfeni’s apartment said she is shocked by the entire incident.
“He is a nice guy,” Olivia Nombo said. “I’ve been thinking about it with my roommates for the past 20 minutes. Like, ‘What happened? Why would you do that?”
He has been released on bail and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in East Boston District Court.
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