A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged for allegedly crashing his car into the terminal of Wilmington International Airport while evading police, leaving a TSA agent injured in the process. According to officials, Tray Anthony Dvorak was apprehended after driving through the airport’s fences and onto the tarmac.
Authorities caught up with him as he was driving off the airfield, at which point he allegedly drove his vehicle through the glass doors and windows of the terminal, injuring a TSA agent who broke her ankle while trying to get out of the way. No other injuries to officers or the public were reported.
The airport remained open and operations were minimally affected by the incident. Meanwhile, Dvorak was booked on several charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, speeding to elude arrest, trespass on airport property, disorderly conduct, and resisting, obstructing, or delaying a government official.
His bail was set at $50,000, and he was ordered to appear in court via video conference the following day.
Dvorak’s alleged actions put many lives at risk and caused damage to airport property. It’s fortunate that no one was seriously injured, and it’s a testament to the professionalism of law enforcement that they were able to apprehend him without any further harm.