A United Airlines airplane flying from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the crew reported a person on board had vandalised two of its bathrooms by spreading faeces.
“We received a report of a passenger who had messed up the bathrooms with his own faeces,” Anchorage Airport Police Lieutenant Joe Gamache mentioned by phone.
The man, a 22-year-old Vietnamese passport holder with US everlasting residency, was escorted off the airplane in handcuffs on Thursday night time and met by regulation enforcement within the terminal, Gamache mentioned.
After being interviewed by authorities by way of a translator, he was transported to an Anchorage hospital for a psychological analysis.
“After the interviews were done, there were no appropriate charges for anything criminal,” Gamache mentioned.
The passenger, whose identify was not launched, was shirtless when authorities met the flight in Alaska, Gamache mentioned.
The synthetic no threats and didn’t attempt to intervene with the flight crew, Gamache mentioned.
Authorities wanted an interpreter to interview the person, and far of what the person mentioned was unintelligible or didn’t make sense, even to the translator, Gamache mentioned.
Authorities handcuffed the person for his security in addition to their very own, Gamache mentioned.
United Airlines, owned by United Continental Holdings Inc, mentioned there have been 245 individuals on board the airplane and mentioned it supplied lodge lodging for its prospects.