NATION : Guard Shot in Hijacking Attempt

From Times wire services

An airport security guard was shot in the leg by a man wielding a rifle who said he wanted to hijack a plane to Cuba, authorities said today.

Guard Donald Hudson was shot Monday night after he barred the man's entrance to an airport gate, said Doug Roberts, a spokesman for Portland International Airport. Hudson was listed in satisfactory condition at a hospital here.

Gary Thompson, 39, of Cornelius, Ore., was arrested on charges of attempted murder and attempted air piracy, Roberts said.

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