(CNN)A man apparently scaled a fence at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, running up to a plane and causing a temporary shut down, according to police.
Man scales fence, runs to plane at LAX
It was believed the man may have been under the influence of narcotics when he ran onto the 24-left runway at LAX -- the most northern of the airport's four -- LAX police officer Rob Pedregon told CNN.
A pilot spotted the man and the passengers on his plane had to be transferred to another aircraft, Pedregon said.
"We had a temporary shutdown for the 24-left and right runways; and it was a minor shutdown," he said.
The man is expected to face charges including trespassing, he said.
According to the FAA, LAX is the United States' second-busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers. More than 80.9 million passengers passed through the transport hub in 2016.