Flier with box cutters seen, flight diverted
A Frontier Airlines flight from Cincinnati to Tampa was diverted to Atlanta late on Friday after a passenger was seen with a box cutter, the airline said.
No injuries were reported, and the plane landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where the passenger was taken into custody by the Atlanta police, Jennifer F. de la Cruz, a Frontier spokeswoman, said.
“All passengers have deplaned the aircraft and are being provided overnight hotel accommodations in Atlanta,” she said. “A new flight has been scheduled for tomorrow morning to transport passengers from Atlanta to their final destination of Tampa.”
Tim Turner, a spokesman for the Atlanta airport, said that the passenger had been threatening to stab passengers and crew members on the airplane. The authorities found the box cutter on the man after he was in custody, Turner said.
Officials at the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport, where the flight originated, could not immediately be reached.
(New York Times News Service)