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Fri May 19, 2017, 09:25 PM

Officials: Man tried to get into cockpit on flight to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who had to use a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane.

The man, later identified as Anil Uskanil, 25, of Turkey, was duct-taped to his seat until the plane landed in Honolulu and federal agents boarded the plane and arrested him, passenger Lee Lorenzen said.

"The flight attendants just were really heroic," Lorenzen said. "By the time we landed and the FBI took him into custody, he was very mellow."

American Airlines Flight 31 landed safely at 11:35 a.m. with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard, airline spokeswoman Katie Cody said.

Read more: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/us_news/article_ace8024a-4d56-5eeb-96a9-079136bb7892.html

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