An American Airlines crew and off-duty Honolulu police officer subdued a man Friday on board a Honolulu-bound flight after he tried to break into the cockpit, ABC and local news report. The flight, which took off from Los Angeles, landed safely about 11:35 a.m. with a military escort. Bloomberg adds that a laptop computer was placed near the cockpit door.
A source at the TSA told ABC News that the man was waiting for the bathroom near the cockpit when a flight attendant asked him to sit down.
According to multiple news outlets, an as-yet-unidentified Turkish national was removed from an American Airlines flight bound for Hawaii after attempting to breach the cockpit while in possession of a laptop computer.
The unidentified person was flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu Friday morning.
A man was arrested on Friday morning at an airport in Honolulu after a disturbance occurred during an American Airlines flight bound for Hawaii. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to HuffPost that crew members on American Airl...
Passengers helped subdue the man and fighters escorted the American Airlines flight to Honolulu