Man blocked from reaching cockpit


Passengers and crew subdued the man, took him to the back of the plane and duct-taped him to a seat, Lee Lorenzens told KITV and CNN affiliate KGMB/KHNL.

Passengers on an American Airlines flight to Honolulu say a man detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation had exhibited odd behavior before the flight even left Los Angeles.

American Airlines Flight 31 landed safely at 11:35 a.m. with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard, airline spokeswoman Katie Cody said.

Los Angeles International Airport Police Division responded to a radio call of a passenger going through a door from the Terminal 5 concourse that led out onto the airfield ramp, according to a statement from LAX. Police said he had been drinking but did not meet the criteria for a drunk-in-public violation. Uskanil was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing, cited, given a pending court date and released from custody before his flight. Passengers Mark and Donna Basden of Albuquerque, New Mexico, sat down in their first-class seats, and Mark found a laptop in the seat pocket. Flight attendants asked him to return to his seat and he refused, the source said.

The flight attendant ran down the aisle with her serving cart and blocked the doorway separating first class from the rest of the plane.

Lee and Penny Lorenzen of Orange County, California, were sitting in first class and saw a odd look on the flight attendant's face. He was involved in another incident early Friday morning that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to airport police at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Lorenzen says other passengers grabbed the man.

The man was aboard American Airlines Flight 31.

Video from KGMB/KHNL showed two law enforcement officers escorting a person with hands behind their back off the plane.

An F-22 Raptor from the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard.

A spokesperson for LAX, where the flight departed at 8:43 a.m. local time on Friday, confirmed they were aware of the incident but declined further comment. The Department of Homeland Security said it has been briefed on the incident and is "prepared to assist other federal and local law enforcement agencies as they investigate". "We were greeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".