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Student accused in Newark airport incident

Jan. 10, 2010 at 2:17 PM

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A 28-year-old student allegedly caused a security breach that shut down a terminal at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities say.

The (Newark) New Jersey Star-Ledger said Sunday that doctoral student Haisong Jiang was charged with defiant trespassing for avoiding airport security tape so he could accompany his girlfriend to a departure gate.

Jiang was arrested Friday night by Port Authority police and was free on Saturday on his own recognizance.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., initially urged for Jiang's visa to be revoked because of last Sunday's incident, but later the senator slightly softened his stance regarding the Chinese student.

"He's really an unwelcome guest," Lautenberg said of Jiang. "He should be returned to his homeland."

Ning Huang, a friend of Jiang's, insisted his friend simply made a bad choice in the name of romance.

"He just wanted to say goodbye to his girlfriend," Huang told the Star-Ledger.

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