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Naked man walks on tarmac at O’Hare Airport, officials say

A video frame shows a naked man walking on the tarmac at O'Hare Airport Tuesday, March 26, 2019. | Twitter

A man was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation Tuesday afternoon after shouting and taking off his clothes on the tarmac at O’Hare International Airport.

Chicago police said the man was having a mental health crisis when he entered a restricted area near Terminal 1.

In a short video posted on Twitter, the man can be seen walking on the tarmac past a truck parked on the tarmac and a piece of airport equipment. Another photo shows him being held by police.

Officers apprehended the man on the tarmac, police said. He was taken by paramedics to Resurrection Medical Center for evaluation.

The Chicago Department of Aviation declined to comment, referring all questions to police.

A spokesperson for the Transportation and Security Administration said the man was screened by the TSA before the incident.

It was unclear how the man got onto the airfield.