Video: Suspect in airport breach pleads guilty

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    >> thanks for the update.

    >>> news on another plea deal this hour. this one from the man who is responsible for the security breach at newark airport . he will pay a $500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service . the stun from china said he was deeply sorry for entering a restricted area to say good-bye to his girlfriend. a move that shut down the airport for several hours back in january.

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updated 3/9/2010 4:11:06 PM ET 2010-03-09T21:11:06

A student from China has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a Newark, N.J., airport security breach that led to worldwide flight delays.

Haisong Jiang (HY'-song jee-AWNG') will pay a $500 fine and perform 100 hours of community service as part of the plea to defiant trespassing.

The Rutgers University graduate student says through an interpreter that he is "deeply sorry."

He was arrested Jan. 8, days after authorities said he entered a restricted area to say goodbye to his girlfriend at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Authorities say the Jan. 3 breach shut down a busy terminal and snarled flights worldwide. The breach exposed security concerns at one of the nation's busiest airports.

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