A Nashville-bound Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles had to land in New Mexico after an unruly passenger reportedly tried to breach the cockpit.
Per New Mexico local station KOAT-TV, the plane landed in Albuquerque around 2:20 p.m. on Friday (June 4). The passenger was taken into custody shortly after landing, and the flight continued on to Nashville.
“The passenger was not successful. The plane landed safely and the passenger was removed by police and the FBI. He is in custody now,” Delta said in a statement to the station (via New York Post).
A passenger on the flight named Jessica Robertson tweeted more than two minutes worth of footage of the seemingly deranged suspect being restrained at the front of the plane. In the video, he can be heard crying out, “you gotta stop this plane,” over at least 25 times in a row and with increasing urgency.
“This was our view from the 3rd row right after the @Delta attendants and passengers apprehended the person who attempted to get into the cockpit,” Robertson wrote via Twitter. “He was screaming ‘Stop the plane.’”
#Clique, press play below to watch this wild scene. What would you have done in that situation?