Albuquerque International Sunport officials said a recent flight was diverted to Albuquerque once a passenger reportedly attempted to break into the cockpit.
“The Delta Airlines flight was traveling from Los Angeles to Nashville when the passenger unsuccessfully attempted to breach the cockpit,” KOAT reported.
The plane landed in Albuquerque just after 2:00 p.m. on Friday where airport police arrested the passenger.
“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 Airlines said in a statement.
Video footage showed passengers and crewmembers holding the man down on the floor.
Twitter user Jessica Robertson shared the clip of the incident, writing, “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. He was screaming ‘Stop the plane’”: