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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Passengers jumped in to help restrain an unruly traveler on a flight from Philadelphia to West Palm Beach before the plane landed, authorities said.
A flight attendant on Southwest flight 2161 asked passenger Christopher Egyed, 37, to quiet down because he was disturbing other passengers, said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Miller.
The man later made threats and headed toward the pilot’s cabin, and after a flight attendant tried to stop him in the aisle, a group of passengers helped detain him, Miller said.
Sheriff’s deputies took Egyed into custody after the plane landed at Palm Beach International Airport Tuesday night. The FBI later arrested him on a federal charge of interfering with the operation of a flight crew.
No one was hurt during the incident.
Information on whether Egyed, of Philadelphia, had retained an attorney was unavailable late Wednesday.
You can’t help but wonder how the reaction of the passengers would have been different on 9/10/2001.