In a mid air security incident, A Delta Air Lines flight turned back after takeoff from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night due to a unruly passenger behavior in the first class cabin.
Two passengers and one crew member were injured Thursday night when a person on a Delta Air Lines flight stormed the cockpit.
The plane turned back after a passenger attacked a flight attendant in the first class cabin. Three people were injured in the incident aboard Delta flight 129, including one passenger and one flight attendant, according to reports. The unruly passenger was also injured, but he declined medical care.
The Boeing 767 returned safely to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport around 7:40 p.m. local time under a Department of Defense escort, according to the two people briefed on the incident.
On Wednesday, an American Airlines flight was delayed for hours after a woman had to be removed from the plane for yelling at flight attendants and letting her dog roam the aisle.
The FBI was involved in the response to the incident. But “there is no information to suggest this is a national security threat.
The suspect, a 23-year-old man from Florida, was arrested by the Port of Seattle Police Department, the FBI said in a statement. It said the suspect’s initial federal court appearance is Friday.