Pilot arrests passenger on Delta flight.
The pilot of a Delta flight has arrested an unruly passenger who tried to enter the main cabin of an airplane that left Puerto Rico for New York.
According to a report from the authorities, the passenger was aggressive, so the pilot, Captain Kevin Mitchell, arrested him and subsequently landed the aircraft in San Juan.
Also, it was detailed that the subject, identified as Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez, 30 years old, and resident of San Juan, stood on the plane and began to scream various threats.
“I am a God, tomorrow San Juan is going to disappear, I came to save the world and I am going to end terrorism,” said the man, according to the police.
Given this, the Federal Bureau of Investigation assumed jurisdiction of the investigation.
The facts were reported around 7:30 a.m., according to Uniformada.
Delta Flight 579 took off at 7:00 a.m. and it was supposed to arrive at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York at 10:51 a.m.
The airline’s website indicates that the flight took off for New York again after the incident.
The subject was placed in the custody of the police at the Luis Muñoz Marín international airport in Carolina.
Delta Air Lines indicated to the media through written statements that the company applauds the reaction of the crew for their “quick action and professionalism.” The company also highlighted the collaboration of passengers in the middle of the incident.
“The crew of the aircraft quickly stopped the person with the help of some customers and the police in San Juan arrested him for further evaluation. The flight continued to New York and is expected to arrive approximately two hours later than stipulated,” established the company.
This media also requested a reaction from Aeroestar, the company that manages the airport, but it was indicated that they would not issue comments.