Man arrested for blocking airport runway in Malaita
A 37-years-old man was arrested for blocking Gwaunaruu aiport on Malaita, Saturday.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent Leslie Kili said it was alleged that the 37-year-old male person from Gwaunaruu village obstructed a Solomon Airlines flight while under the influence of liquor.
Kili said when the plane was ready to go into the runway, the man walked towards the aircraft and stopped the plane.
Auki police were notified, responded and arrested the suspect.
Kili said there was no motive behind the action as to why the suspect had done that.
The suspect was released on bail while investigation is continuing.
“I would like to remind our good people in and around Gwaunaruu village that Solomon Airlines is providing transport services for us and we should not do such action. As the PPC, I call on the public around Gwaunaruu that police will not tolerate such behaviour and call on chiefs and elders around the Airport to warn their youths.”
- RSIPF Media Unit