Man arrested after driving through security checkpoint at Detroit Metro Airport

(WXYZ) - A man drove through a security checkpoint at Detroit Metro Airport on Friday night and was tackled and arrested. 

Police say the man drove in behind a fuel tanker that had been cleared through the checkpoint before security could stop him.

Once stopped by security, the man jumped out of his car and ran into a Delta Airlines Hanger, according to police. 

Airport staff were able to catch the man and hold him until airport police could arrive.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital for stitches.

Police say no airport operations were affected. 

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