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A woman was arrested after she snuck onto the Camel Point Heliport on Sunday evening. (Tyler Huntley)

A woman was arrested Sunday after sneaking onto the helipad at Camel Point Heliport and attempting to escape police by swimming to a cruise ship.

The heliport, located at Victoria Harbour on Dallas Road, is managed and operated by Pacific Heliport Services Ltd., which is in turn owned by Helijet International Inc.

According to Rick Hill, Helijet International vice-president, the woman scaled a barb wire fence that circles the helipad at around 9 p.m.

The woman then opened the door of a helicopter, looking into it twice, but did not enter the aircraft. Hill said the woman was under the watch of security while police made their way to the harbour.

Once police arrived, the woman ran down the docks, jumped into the water, and attempted to swim away towards a cruise ship that was docked at the time.

The woman thought better of it however, and returned to the dock where police took her into custody—but not before she armed herself with a small metal ladder.

Hill says there was no impact to any aircraft during the incident.

VicPD say the woman was transported to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and has been held for treatment.

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