Police: Former airline employee arrested after trespassing at Charlotte Douglas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a former airline employee after he trespassed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday.

Officers responded to reports of a man going into the CLT passenger terminal without authorization.

Authorities learned the man was 40-year-old Narada Wilson, a former Piedmont Airlines employee.

Airport officials said Wilson bypassed security and gained illegal entry. He then boarded American Airlines Flight 881 that was headed to Cancun, Mexico using a valid boarding pass. Once the flight crew was notified, the airplane was diverted back to Charlotte.

Wilson was arrested once the plane landed and charged with trespass upon airport property.

Officials said police inspected the plane after the incident.

CMPD is assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force as they review possible federal charges.

No other details have been released.

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