Chinese national arrested for taking photos at Naval Air Station Key West to remain in custody

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 11:03:06-05

KEY WEST, Fla.-- Newly obtained police body camera footage shows the jail booking of the Chinese national arrested for allegedly trespassing at a Florida naval air station.

Liao Lyuyou was arrested on Dec. 26, 2019.

He allegedly entered Naval Air Station Key West and took pictures of the installation despite being warned not to do so.

Liao's lawyer says his client never intended to trespass and merely wanted to take pictures of the sunrise.

Washington University in St. Louis says the man is a visiting scholar there.

He stands charged with entering a military property, "For the purpose of photographing defense installations."

A federal judge ruled Monday that Liao will remain in custody for now.