Sikorsky Aircraft To Beef Up Security

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Workers at Sikorsky Aircraft say the company tells them it's taking some action after an employee armed with a shotgun drove onto a flight testing field in Stratford.

Police say Sikorsky mechanic Jeremy Haley went to work with a shotgun Aug. 9 because he was looking for terrorists. Security workers at the plant called police, who arrested Haley and brought him to a hospital for evaluation.

Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Hartford-based United Technologies Corp. It makes military and commercial helicopters.

Company spokesman Paul Jackson declined to discuss security changes. He says the Defense Department audits the company's security measures, which include expert-recommended programs.

Workers say the incident brought light to some shortcomings, but the company told them it's taking steps to prevent similar events.

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