A 26-year-old man was removed from an American Airlines flight by Chicago authorities on Sunday after causing “embarrassment.”
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department told Fox News that the man was detained while the plane, which was traveling from Portland, Maine, landed at O’Hare International Airport.
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An American Airlines spokesman confirmed to Fox News that police had been asked to meet flight 3297 in O’Hare because of an “embarrassing passenger”. Chicago police told Fox News that the man had been released and that no citations had been published.
The flight landed safely, with no injuries reported among its 75 passengers and four crew members.
An initial report from Windy City Weather and News claimed that the passenger slammed the cockpit door of the plane, trying to enter, although American Airlines said the report was “false”
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The incident comes just days after a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after a male passenger tried to hijack the plane.
The flight was diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where airport police took the man into custody. The suspect was later turned over to the FBI, authorities said.