Plane diverted to Kansas after disruptive passenger

4 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

AA flight diverted to Wichita due to disruptive passenger.

Another day, another disruptive passenger prompting an emergency landing for another flight: once again, an American Airlines flight was diverted because of an unsettling situation on board. Tuesday evening after one of its passengers allegedly became disruptive, an airline spokesman said. “A flight attendant mentioned there was a security concern and we’re going to take someone off the plane,” passenger Troy Petrunoff said. “We were in the air for about an hour and a half when everything went down.” According to NBC News, that passenger was arrested and charged with criminal threat. Lloyd Youel says the FBI interviewed the passenger before he was booked into the Sedgwick County jail on a “related charge.” He would not describe the charge or the passenger’s identity. Kennedy Airport in New York made an unscheduled stop in Wichita just before 7 p.m. last night, reports, after a man reportedly said something on the plane that prompted the emergency situation.

Marty Desmarteau did not immediately explain what happened on the flight to New York, but KSN told the station that the FBI may be getting involved and charging Baroletti as well. They said the suspect was becoming “threatening.” They added that law enforcement boarded the plane and they were checking bathrooms and trash cans before escorting the passenger off the plane. Indie rock band The Augustines happened to be on the same flight, and Tweeted a few messages about the incident, calling it a “bad scene” and writing that the suspect said he wanted to kill people:

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