An unruly passenger was arrested after a Southwest Airlines flight landed at Newark Liberty International Airport early Tuesday.
While the airline would only say there was a “situation” with a passenger aboard flight 864 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a witness wrote on Twitter the man tried to leave the plane and attacked a flight attendant before being zip-tied.
Southwest said in brief statement that an emergency was not declared, the plane landed safely and the man was arrested.
No one was assaulted or injured, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement. The passenger, who was agitated during the final minutes of the flight, was later was taken to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. His name was not released.
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Flight 864 left Fort Lauderdale at 9:29 p.m. – about an hour behind schedule – and touched down in New Jersey at 12:26 a.m., according to Southwest.
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