Officials: Man on flight from Orlando to Philadelphia arrested after making "alarming statements"
ORLANDO, Fla. - A man has been taken into custody at the Philadelphia International Airport after officials say he was behaving erratically and was making "alarming statements" during a flight.
According to FOX 29 Philadelphia, the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. on American Airlines Flight #2392 from Orlando to Philadelphia.
They said a spokesperson for American Airlines later clarified that the man did not actively try to access the flight deck area, but say he exhibited "erratic behavior " and was making "alarming statements." Philadelphia police had previously stated the suspect had attempted to break into the cockpit area.
Upon investigation, police said the man asked a flight attendant to speak to the pilot roughly 80 miles away from Philadelphia International Airport. The man reportedly ran back to his seat where a flight attendant and passenger sat with him until the plane safely landed.
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The man was placed under arrest then taken to an area hospital by emergency responders. No charges have been filed, according to police.No injuries have been reported and no weapon was recovered.
American Airlines released the following statement following the incident:
"While on approach into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the crew onboard flight 2392 traveling from Orlando (MCO) became aware of a customer exhibiting erratic behavior and making alarming statements. The cabin crew took precautionary measures and monitored the customer who remained seated for the remainder of the flight. Upon arrival at the gate, Philadelphia Police met the aircraft and placed the individual in custody."
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FOX 29 contributed to this report.