UPDATE: Man identified in pursuit on TUS airfield

Could face multiple felony charges

UPDATE: Man identified in pursuit on TUS airfield
Source: (PCSD) (Source: PCSD)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson man identified as 30-year-old Joseph Collins Sr. was arrested after leading police on a pursuit that began on the airfield at Tucson International Airport.

No commercial flights were affected by the breach, according to airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler.

Butler said the incident began with a report of a vehicle on the airfield at about 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.

There was a pursuit on the airfield when Collins breached a fence near Million Air Tucson, which is at 1840 E. Valencia Road.

Airport police called Tucson police for assistance at about 2 a.m., and officers from the Tucson Police Department were able to get Collins to stop near 12th Avenue and Drexel Road.

Collins claimed he had a bomb in his car, but soon recanted. However, the bomb squad was dispatched to confirm that there was no bomb.

No injuries were reported.

Collins is facing Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage, and Criminal Trespassing from TAAPD.

The airfield was not damaged and the fence has already been repaired, Butler said.

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