Man Taken Into Custody At LAX After Acting ‘Suspiciously’ On American Airlines Flight

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An American Airlines passenger who was allegedly acting “suspiciously” was taken into custody Friday when the 757 jetliner landed at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Flight 2401 arrived at LAX at 7:45 a.m. with 139 passengers aboard, and the man was taken into custody by FBI agents, according to American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle.

Martelle said the passenger was “acting suspiciously,” but the flight was never in danger.

“At no time did he shout or make threats,” Martelle said. “He had no explosives. He was compliant.”

The man, whose name was withheld, was taken into custody for a mental evaluation, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

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  • sudzy

    Is this a news story? Next, they will take ugly people off of all fiights.

  • Really

    I think all parents that bring children onto planes should be arrested and mentally evaluated….

    • deen

      So what do you do with the children ? Leave them at home ?. Obviously you dont have kids and something tells me that you never will and probably cant.

      • Alpha Kenny Juan

        For short flights (less than eight hours), they could put children in the cargo hold; just create a separate area for them, next to the luggage, and leave bowls of water for them and some snacks. That way, the rest of the passengers won’t have to listen to their whining, and the kids would be able to play with each other.

  • Howard

    And just what does “acting suspiciously” mean?

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