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Cops: Man posed as passenger, tried to board plane at Republic

Eladio Gonzalez was charged with criminal trespass after

Eladio Gonzalez was charged with criminal trespass after he posed as a passenger and attempted to board a plane at Republic Airport on March 4, 2018, Suffolk County police said. Credit: SCPD

A man was arrested Monday after posing as a passenger and attempting to board a plane Sunday at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, Suffolk County police said.

Eladio Gonzalez, 44, who is homeless, was arrested at 3:40 p.m. and charged with criminal trespass in the third degree, police said.

Police said officers had gone to the airport at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of man trying to board a plane, but did not find him at that time.

Police did not say what led them to Gonzalez nor where they arrested him.

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