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This March 2014 photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday. / AP

PHOENIX - A woman who tried to go through security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport without a ticket earlier this month was arrested Tuesday after airport personnel recognized her lingering around a terminal, according to a Phoenix police spokesman.

Marilyn Hartman, 62, was stopped by airport officials earlier this month when she tried to enter the security checkpoint without a ticket, said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Police gave Hartman a trespassing warning and she left the airport, Crump said.

An airport employee recognized Hartman at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday as she was loitering around the same area, Crump said, and police arrested Hartman on suspicion of criminal trespassing.

Investigators are also asking for a mental-health evaluation, Crump said.

Hartman was arrested earlier this month in California after authorities said she made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights at Los Angeles International Airport.

A judge had ordered Hartman to stay away from the Los Angeles airport after at least seven past attempts to sneak aboard planes.

Police did not know how she got to Phoenix after being released from a detention center in Lynwood, Calif.,, and did not know if she had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

Hartman, who has made previous attempts to sneak aboard flights at other airports, was arrested Aug. 4 for taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket, authorities said. Her boarding status was discovered once the plane landed in Los Angeles.

At Mineta San Jose International Airport, Hartman tried at least three times to get to a plane before she finally went past a security screener who was busy checking a family's documents, law enforcement officials said.

She later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of willfully and unlawfully entering Los Angeles as a stowaway on an aircraft and was sentenced to two years of probation.

In February, Hartman was sentenced to 18 months' probation in San Mateo County after being arrested for attempting to board three Hawaii-bound flights at San Francisco International Airport on three separate days.

Contributing: The Associated Press



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