Delta flight makes emergency landing after passenger allegedly tried to 'take down the plane'

Delta flight makes emergency landing after passenger allegedly tried to 'take down the plane'
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A flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma due to an unruly passenger.Police officials said Saturday that a Delta flight was heading from Los Angeles to Atlanta when it was forced to land. Other passengers told police that the man was trying to “take down the plane.”At least one other passenger and the flight crew subdued the man, officials said.According to police, the suspect was an off-duty Delta employee. Delta officials are not commenting on that.Police arrested the suspect, who officials said was taken to a hospital after he complained of having chest pain.The FBI is now handling the case.”Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 (LAX to ATL) who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Oklahoma City,” a Delta spokesperson told KOCO 5. “The aircraft landed without incident, and the passenger was removed by law enforcement.”Delta officials apologized to passengers for any delays the incident caused. The flight finally continued to Atlanta early Saturday morning.

A flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma due to an unruly passenger.

Police officials said Saturday that a Delta flight was heading from Los Angeles to Atlanta when it was forced to land. Other passengers told police that the man was trying to “take down the plane.”

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At least one other passenger and the flight crew subdued the man, officials said.

According to police, the suspect was an off-duty Delta employee. Delta officials are not commenting on that.

Police arrested the suspect, who officials said was taken to a hospital after he complained of having chest pain.

The FBI is now handling the case.

“Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 (LAX to ATL) who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Oklahoma City,” a Delta spokesperson told KOCO 5. “The aircraft landed without incident, and the passenger was removed by law enforcement.”

Delta officials apologized to passengers for any delays the incident caused. The flight finally continued to Atlanta early Saturday morning.

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