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Police: Man crashes through fence, drives onto tarmac at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Tampa man is accused of smashing his car through a fence at Orlando International Airport and then driving onto the tarmac.

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Orlando police arrested Ryan Welch around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators said Welch drove on runways and taxiways before he stopped and got out of the car at Gate 237.

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According to an arrest affidavit, an airport employee tackled Welch near Gate 234 and secured him until police arrived.

Welch, 37, is facing charges that include trespassing and criminal mischief.

At last check, he remained jailed in Orange County.

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