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Police released photos of a man posing as a maintenance worker before entering the airfield at Los Angeles International Airport.

Officials say the man entered a restricted area at LAX in May, but fled when confronted and escaped over a fence.

He was filmed by security cameras passing through airport security, before changing his outfit and heading to the airfield in the early hours of May 18.

The man was first seen wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans and glasses, before changing into a black hooded jacket and yellow work vest.

He was described as a 25-year-old man with fair skin, brown hair and brown eyes, and police said he was around 6 feet tall and weighed around 165 pounds.

Investigators say it is not known why he entered the airfield.

Anyone with information on their identity is urged to call the LAX Crime Task Force detectives.

On Sunday, a homeless man walked through the LAX perimeter fence and attempted to break into an American Airlines plane undergoing maintenance.

Matthew Maine, 31, was arrested by a cleaning crew who sounded the alarm and police arrested him on suspicion of trespassing.

Officers then swept the area and cleaned it up without further incident.

The suspect allegedly used a pipe to lift the bottom of a perimeter fence and sank underneath to gain access to the airfield. American Airlines said in a statement that the plane had since been re-inspected by safety teams and LAX officials said operations had not been affected by the incident.

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