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Man arrested after being found outside near plane at Lafayette Airport

Lafayette Regional Airport
Posted at 11:28 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 16:12:20-04

One man is under arrest and facing charges after an incident at the Lafayette Regional Airport Saturday morning.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded at 7 a.m. to an individual found outside near a plane at the airport.

After a joint investigation between the LPSO and the Department of Homeland Security, the individual, identified as Adani Fuentes-Ardiano, was taken into custody and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

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Louisiana Statute RS 14:61 makes it illegal to intentionally enter a critical structure or enter onto any secure premises that is completely enclosed by any type of physical barrier, including chemical plants, refineries, and transportation facilities like truck terminals or airports.

The Department of Homeland Security's Investigations Lafayette team was involved in the alert and the arrest. HSI New Orleans acting Special Agent in Charge Gilbert Trill, who oversees agents in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, said of the arrest, "HSI takes the protection and security of our nation’s critical infrastructure seriously and we stand ready to respond day and night to that mission. Our agents are committed to working alongside our law enforcement partners to safeguard our nation’s communities and assets.”

Fuentes-Ardiano is facing one charge of Unauthorized Entry into a Critical Infrastructure. A bond has not yet been set.

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