Man accused of running through checkpoint at JFK airport

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Friday, April 3, 2015

JAMAICA, NY -- A man was accused of running through Kennedy airport Friday morning yelling after leaving a truck idling on the curb outside Terminal 8.

At about 6 a.m., Port Authority police responded to a report of a possible breach at the main checkpoint of the terminal.

The suspect was yelling, "I'm Pablo, I will be famous!" as he ran through the American Airlines terminal, according to Port Authority police.

Witnesses told police that the suspect went through an exit door at Gate 37 and had been restrained by a pilot.

Claudio Duran, 20, of New York, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal trespass and trespass.

Port Authority police found that the man had been driving a white 2014 Isuzu Rollo Mio Artisan Bakery truck that was reported stolen two hours earlier in Manhattan.

Police said Duran had the keys for that truck. There were no injuries.