FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A disturbance on-board an American Airlines flight scares passengers and lands a man in police custody.
Flight 2401 left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport bound for Los Angeles. Passenger Lori Barber said about 15 minutes into the flight a man charged past her, demanding to see the pilot.
Barber told NewsRadio 1080 KRLD the man was hard to miss.
“Well he was wearing two pairs of glasses, one with a red beam coming out of the lens, and he had three or four ‘man purses’ on and he had Superman socks on,” she recalled.
After preventing the man from entering the cockpit, he was subdued and the flight continued.
A spokesman with American Airlines said the FBI took the man into custody at LAX, for exhibiting “suspicious” behavior during the flight.
Barber said the man was acting strangely before boarding the plane and that flight attendants witnessed it. She feels he should not have been allowed to get onboard.
American confirmed that no weapons were found on or used by the passenger.
There were nearly 150 people on-board the plane when the incident happened.