Deputies arrest man they say jumped fence at airport

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Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (Photo: EWN Facebook)

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says deputies have arrested a man who they say jumped a fence at an airport and assaulted a worker.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the man jumped the fence at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport early Friday and assaulted an airline employee after the worker detained him.

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According to the news release, the man provided deputies with a fake name when they encountered him.

Authorities filed multiple charges against 27-year-old Stephen Nicholas of Havelock, including trespassing on airport property and resisting a public officer. His status was immediately available on Friday.

Investigators say they don’t know why Nicholas was at the airport.