Airline: CVG flight diverted to Atlanta after passenger found with box cutter

Airline: CVG flight diverted to Atlanta after passenger found with box cutter

A flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport bound for Tampa was diverted to Atlanta on Friday night after an incident on board. A man is currently being held by federal authorities in Atlanta after causing a Frontier Airlines flight bound for Tampa to be hijacked to Atlanta about an hour after departing CVG. A Frontier Airlines representative confirmed to WLWT that Flight 1761 was diverted to Atlanta after witnesses reported seeing a passenger with a box cutter. Police have not released the identity of the suspect at this time. No passenger or crew member was injured. Passengers say the man threatened to stab someone on board. “When he went to the toilet, the passenger on the window seat looked at me and said, ‘Hey he has a knife and he told me he was threatening to stab the people we need. . say something to someone. So I got on and talked to the flight attendants at the front of the plane and let them know this guy had a knife and he was telling us he wanted to stab people,” said Lillian Hoffman. The passenger in question was taken into custody by officers, a Frontier spokesperson said. The plane took off from CVG around 7:23 p.m. and landed in Atlanta just before 9 p.m., officials said. All passengers were taken off the plane and put in a hotel overnight. WLWT received footage of the incident from a witness on the plane. Border officials released a statement on the incident. The plane landed safely in Atlanta and the passenger in question was taken into custody by Atlanta law enforcement,” the statement read. Authorities say a second cutter was discovered in the man’s carry-on luggage. According to Frontier, those who were on the flight continued their journey to Tampa. This is breaking news and will be updated as more information becomes available. available.

A flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport bound for Tampa was diverted to Atlanta on Friday night after an incident on board.

A man is currently being held by federal authorities in Atlanta after causing a Frontier Airlines flight bound for Tampa to be hijacked to Atlanta about an hour after departing CVG.

A Frontier Airlines representative confirmed to WLWT that Flight 1761 was diverted to Atlanta after witnesses reported seeing a passenger with a box cutter.

Police have not released the identity of the suspect at this time.

No injuries among passengers or crew were reported.

Passengers say the man threatened to stab someone on board.

“When he went to the toilet, the passenger sitting by the window looked at me and said ‘Hey, he has a knife and he told me he was threatening to stab people, we have to say something something to someone.’ So I got on and talked to the flight attendants at the front of the plane and let them know this guy had a knife and he was telling us he wanted to stab people,” said Lillian Hoffman.

The plane landed safely in Atlanta and the passenger in question was taken into custody by officers, a Frontier spokesperson said.

The plane took off from CVG around 7:23 p.m. and landed in Atlanta just before 9 p.m., officials said.

All passengers have been disembarked from the plane and are staying at the hotel for the night. WLWT received footage of the incident from a witness on the plane.

Border officials released a statement on the incident.

“No passengers or crew members were injured. The aircraft landed safely in Atlanta and the passenger in question was taken into custody by Atlanta law enforcement,” the report said. communicated.

Authorities say a second box cutter was discovered in the man’s carry-on.

According to Frontier, the people who were on the flight continued their journey to Tampa.

This is breaking news and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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