A United Airlines flight was diverted Thursday night due to the disturbing behavior of a passenger on board.
According to Ted Stevens International Airport Police, United Airlines flight 895 from Chicago to Hong Kong was redirected to Anchorage following reports of a “passenger smearing feces everywhere.”
Airport Police said that the perpetrator was an an adult male who smeared the excrement within some of the bathrooms on the aircraft. He also purportedly took off his shirt and put it into a toilet, KTVA reported.
Following the incidents, the man cooperated with the flight crew and was seated when the plane landed in Anchorage at approximately 6:20 p.m., according to FlightAware.com.
FBI agents and Airport Police met the passenger at the plane. Following interviews with officials, the man was transported to Providence Hospital for a psychological evaluation. No charges were filed.
The incident remains under investigation by the FBI and Airport Police.
The Boeing 777 aircraft was grounded overnight for maintenance.
"BUILD THE WALL" bumper stickers now on sale. (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
DML: I Respond to Some of Your Emails