Unruly passenger forces Frontier flight from NYC to divert to RDU

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- A plane was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday evening because of an unruly passenger.

Airport officials said the Frontier Airlines flight was on the way from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Orlando when it had to be re-routed and landed at RDU.

Frontier Flight 1335 spent about two hours on the ground at RDU and then resumed its journey to Orlando.

It started when a passenger began loudly complaining and said the woman in the seat behind him was sticking him with a needle to steal his DNA, a passenger onboard told ABC11.

He became more agitated and allegedly began threatening other passengers, including a baby, and said he would kill everyone on board.

He was eventually restrained by six other passengers aboard the flight.

RDU law enforcement, fire rescue, and Wake County EMS responders were waiting for the flight to land.

The unruly passenger was escorted off the plane.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the case. A representative said Thursday morning no charges had yet been filed, but the case remains under investigation.
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