An American Airlines jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing on Friday, September 20 after a passenger began smoking weed and became aggressive.
Flight 2408, going from Phoenix to Minneapolis, was diverted an hour into the flight due to a disruptive passenger.
According to TMZ, an hour into the flight the pilot went on the intercom and said they had to make an emergency landing in Denver because of “a security issue in the back.” After the pilot’s announcement, passengers became anxious as they tried to figure out what was going on.
According to the publication, a man with dreads, who caused the commotion, ran to the back of the plane, into the bathroom and locked the door. Flight attendants were concerned and huddled around the bathroom door, trying to coax the guy out, to no avail.
The man reportedly stayed in the bathroom for 10 minutes and then, 5 minutes before the plane landed, he left the bathroom and went back to his seat. He was very jittery and, when the plane landed, cops and EMTs went onboard.
It’s at this point that the video below begins. The man pulls out a joint and a lighter and starts smoking. The pilot then came on the intercom and asked passengers in the first 13 rows to get off the plane, so they could remove the man. As they deplane, the man with dreads punches one of the passengers.
Denver Police tell TMZ that the man in the video was not arrested. Police on the scene determined the issue was more medical and the unruly passenger was taken to a hospital.
His medical status is not currently known.
There were no reported injuries to anyone on the plane and the aircraft re-departed after the unruly passenger was taken off.
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