A passenger was subdued after he tried to breach the cockpit of an American Airlines flight to Honolulu. The aircraft was escorted by F-22 fighter jets, the most advanced fighter in the U.S. inventory.
From ABC News:
A man was subdued after he allegedly tried to breach the cockpit of an American Airlines flight to Honolulu, a source familiar with the situation told ABC News.
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.
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. He had a laptop with him and appeared to try the cockpit door before he was subdued, the source said.
The man has been detained, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. The DHS is continuing to monitor all flights "out of an abundance of caution," it said.
Law enforcement is now responding to analyze a suspicious item associated with the man, a source told ABC News.
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