Tourist falls asleep on airport baggage belt, discovered on X-ray scanner


Tourist falls asleep on baggage belt and is discovered on X-ray

A Norwegian tourist fell asleep on a Rome airport baggage belt and travelled through a secure area before being discovered by officials on an X-ray scanner.

The unnamed 36-year-old arrived at Rome's Fiumicino airport to board a flight back to Oslo.

But, when he arrived at the check-in desk, he found it empty, and decided to jump over the counter for a snooze on the baggage belt.

He travelled 160ft in 15 minutes through the secure baggage area in Terminal 3 before being spotted curled up in a ball on the X-ray screens.

He was asleep the entire time, and airport police even had trouble waking him up.

An officer with Fiumicino airport police told the Telegraph: "There's usually an episode like this once a year and we are alert.

"In this case we were notified we sounded the alarm immediately and we took action."

Police took the man to a nearby hospital before reporting him prosecutors at Civitavecchia for causing alarm at the airport.

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