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Air passenger detained in Honolulu after trying to break into cockpit

Air passenger detained in Honolulu after trying to break into cockpit

American Airlines said in a statement that law enforcement met the plane upon landing in Honolulu following a "disturbance" on the flight.

The plane was escorted by two F-22 fighter jets for the duration of the flight following the disturbance, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement.

Police at Los Angeles International Airport said the suspect had been detained at LAX after breaching a secure area of the airport.

Officials said the suspect had been drinking but did not appear drunk enough to meet the criteria for public intoxication under the law.

American Airlines Flight 31, an Airbus A321 from Los Angeles to Honolulu, landed safety at 11:35 a.m. HST.

HawaiiNewsNow, a consortium of three television network affiliates, said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer subdued the unruly passenger.

"Crazy! Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my light from LA to Honolulu", the passenger wrote in the caption.

"It took seconds", a passenger said, adding "He was pushing against the cart and a bunch of guys grabbed him".

American Airlines aircraft sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia airport in NY.

"This morning at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers with the Los Angeles International Airport Police Division responded to a radio call of a passenger going through a door from the Terminal 5 concourse that led out onto the airfield ramp". "We were greeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

The Daily Caller News Foundation's Ethan Barton, who was three rows behind first class, described a odd scene: A person wrapped in a blanket shuffled forward, passing within a foot of Barton, he told TheDCNF.

American Airlines initially told the Daily News that there had been a "disturbance during the flight". He was spotted by a contractor and later arrested by Los Angeles Airport Police officials for misdemeanor trespassing, cited and released. He was restrained with duct tape for the rest of the flight. "American is in touch with federal law enforcement".

Uskanli reportedly wraps a blanket around his head and attempts to get to the cockpit but is stopped by a flight attendant before he gets into first class. A Homeland Security tweet reported no other disruptions on other flights, but said the agency was continuing to "monitor all flights out of an abundance of caution", the newspaper said.