Delta flight security incident leaves 3 injured
Flight (CNN) A Delta Air Lines that returned after taking off from Seattle to Beijing Thursday night after a “security incident” in the first-class cabin.
The initial information indicates that a passenger need trying to enter the jet of the cockpit, according to two people informed about the incident.
However, Seattle port airport spokesman Perry Cooper said the plane crashed after a passenger attacked a bus in the first-class cabin. He said the incident took place at the front of the two-way plane in the first-class cabin.
Several passengers took part in the assault of the alleged attacker, Cooper said.
Three people were injured in the incident aboard Delta Flight 129, including a passenger and a flight attendant, according to Cooper. The rebel passenger was also injured, but refused medical attention.
The flight returned by flying on the west coast of Canada.
The Boeing 767 returned safely to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport around 07:40. Local time in the ministry
A Delta spokesman said the flight was not satisfied by an escort antenna from the Ministry of Defense when he returned to Seattle. CNN has developed the North American Aerospace Defense Command to clarify the difference.
In a statement to CNN, the airline said a passenger was arrested and removed from the flight due to a “security incident” on board.
Law enforcement agents have the passenger in custody after the flight back to the door, Delta said. The flight re-departed for Beijing on Friday shortly after midnight, local time.
The FBI was involved in the response to the incident. However, “there is no information to suggest that this is a threat to national security,” said FBI specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams.
The local Seattle FBI office maintains a regular presence at the airport and helps and interview flight passengers, according to Dietrich-Williams.
The suspect, a 23-year-old man in Florida, was detained by Seattle Harbor Police, the FBI said in a statement. He said the appearance of the suspect’s initial federal court was Friday.
“The FBI investigation is ongoing and additional details of the incident will be provided and the charges announced on the subject’s first appearance in a federal court,” the FBI said.