Photographer Working for Dallas Observer Shuts Down Airport

june 24, 2009  10:11 am
A Father's Day event at Addison Airport was offering flights on the vintage aircraft B-24 Liberator, and Danny Hurley was there shooting for the Observer with permission from the plane owner and pilot. But then his day was cut short. "Waiting for the plane to take off, I was surprised by the Addison police," Hurley tells the Observer. "An officer unholstered his gun, then handcuffed and held me until Homeland Security cleared my name." Hurley wasn't arrested, but an officer told him that he did break federal law by being on the tarmac, and that a report will be sent to Homeland Security. The pilot told Hurley the airport was also shut down for "a short while."