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March 7, 2013
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ARTISTE CAUSES DRAMA AT AIRPORT - Tried to board plane without visa
Andre' Williams, STAR Writer

The Norman Manley Airport police were recently summoned to an aircraft after an alarm was made by flight officials that a man had attempted to board a flight out of Jamaica without official documents, THE STAR understands.

According to reports, the man gained access to the runway and was making his way to an American Airlines plane with his bag on his back.

Information reaching THE STAR is that Ras Jackson, who claims to be an aspiring musician, was attempting to board an aircraft destined for a United States destination when he was held by officials and handed over to the airport police.

When our news team contacted the airline, our attention was immediately directed to the police.

A policeman attached to the airport police station told THE STAR that two charges were subsequently laid against Jackson, gaining access to a restricted area and trespassing at the Norman Manley International Airport.

important reasons

Our news team was further told that while Jackson was in custody, he allegedly told police personnel that he had very important reasons why he was by the airport and attempted to leave Jamaica.

THE STAR was told that Jackson complained that his life was in danger.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity said, "Him say some men in the country were trying to kill him. Him tell the police that some men kidnap him and him escape and that's why he ended up in the airport because he felt there was safe he said enough security is at the airport to protect him."

The source continued, "Him go as far as to tell the police that the men kidnap him so that he could voice a song and after he did the song he made his escape after he tricked them that he wanted to use the bathroom. Him say him go through a restroom window and ran. When we ask him why him never report it to the police, him say they warned him not to or else they would kill his family."

The police told THE STAR that Jackson is schedule to face the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court soon where he will answer to both charges.

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