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Canadian woman climbs barbed wire fence to stop plane departure

A Nova Scotia woman climbed a barbed wire fence at a Canadian airport Sunday in hopes of stopping a plane that she thought was carrying her husband.

The 37-year-old woman climbed the 10-foot security fence at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and was stopped by airport staff. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police told CNN that the woman wanted to stop her husband from taking off, but he was not aboard the plane, which was rerouted.

"She jumped the security fence, but she was nowhere near the aircrafts," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Sgt. Al LeBlanc told CNN. "The airport staff and the Mounted Police responded right away and apprehended her."

The woman suffered minor injuries but is unlikely to face criminal charges, according to LeBlanc. "This is a very unusual type of incident. I had never heard of such an incident before in my many years as an officer," LeBlanc told CNN.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is also conducting a "full review" of its security measures after the incident, CNN reports.