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La Crosse, WI (KROC-AM News) - Police in La Crosse responded to a concerning situation at the city's airport on Saturday.

According to the police department in La Crosse, officers responded to the La Crosse Regional Airport around 3 PM after a person drove through the locked gate at the facility. The intruder then gained access to a private aircraft and boarded the plane.

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Officials say the crew of the aircraft were still on board at the time, but they were able to safely exit the plane. A news release says the responding officers then worked with airport personnel to disable the aircraft and position a vehicle in front of the plane to prevent it from leaving the tarmac. The intruder was then taken into custody. The person's name has not been released.

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The incident did not disrupt the airport's flight operations and no injuries were reported. La Crosse police indicated the investigation is active and ongoing.

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