LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man biting his fellow passengers on a JetBlue flight forced the plane to divert to Las Vegas, where the man was taken into police custody.

Passengers on the flight say that somewhere over Utah, the man suddenly began biting his seatmates – whom he apparently knew – and hitting others on a Sunday flight from Los Angeles International Airport to New York-JFK.

Doctors on the flight tried to help by examining the passenger, but were also attacked. Another passenger said he jumped in to help restrain the man.

“I grabbed his hands behind his back and held him there while the flight attendants put the restraints on him,” said a man who asked to only be identified as Tom. “At that point, he started yelling and tried to come towards the flight attendant, behind me, at the time. I really had a hell of a time keeping him in place there.”

The pilot turned the plane around and landed in Las Vegas, where Jet Blue says the “customer was escorted off the aircraft. Remaining customers resumed their scheduled flight to New York without further incident.”

Comments (77)
  1. I would have been pretty hard to bite anyone else after I broke his jaw and knocked out all of his teeth….

    1. Michael Wood says:

      Bunch of milquetoast business types leaving Vegas…..

  2. tngilmer says:

    Flight of the Living Dead. LOL

    1. If I could, I would give you two thumbs up for that comment.

  3. Bar Dou says:

    Black guy, I already knew it was before I saw the video.

    1. Yup. Thought the same thing.

    2. Michael Wood says:

      Imagine the bugs and stink from that hair?

  4. Richard Frey says:

    We don’t allow that kind of activity in First Class……..

  5. do black reporters ever get tired of being picked to report on violent black men? It just seems weird that it’s almost always set up that way

  6. Probably tasted better than the airplane food.

  7. avoid biters…coulda been a zombie or walker.

  8. Los Angeles to JFK? Synthetic marijuana, maybe?

  9. Henry Maze says:

    Keep him off airplanes for the rest of his crazy life. Put him in to prison for a year or so and settle him down.

  10. I feel sorry for the bit passengers, a human bite is the worst thing to get!!! More germs in a human mouth than a dog’s mouth. Guy probably got rabies from a mouse or bat and now just passed it on to his fellow passengers he tried to use for a meal

  11. I’m sure a wine bottle from First Class would have done the trick!

  12. “EVIL PEOPLE CANNOT REASON, BECAUSE THEY ARE DEMENTED” The actions reveal the insanity of people who perform such evil attacks on others. We must pray for all traveler and CRY ALOUD AND SPARE NOT

  13. Bill Craig says:

    Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
    And he shows them pearly white
    Just a jackknife has old Macheath, babe
    And he keeps it, out of sight
    You know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
    Scarlet billows start to spread
    Fancy gloves, though, wears old Macheath, babe
    So there’s never, never a trace of red

  14. Another fine black citizen, probably on drugs…


  16. Rob Lynn says:

    It’s either biting or poo flinging.

  17. Evolution needs to start over. So far all it has done is create a world full of idiots.

  18. Dave Gardner says:

    Sounds like flakka or bath salts

  19. Robert Davis says:

    Recreational marijuana, DUDE!!! … got the Munchies…..

  20. No air marshal on cross country flight?

  21. They need to have a bombay door for these types….

  22. They should have said: Is there a priest onboard? Man is clearly possessed.

  23. Who, in their right mind, is STILL flying in today’s Amerikan “homeland?”
    What is WRONG with you people?

  24. Pete Dosado says:

    The poor guy was just hungry with low blood sugar and delusions! All he needed was a cookie and orange juice!

  25. Dave Wells says:

    Hunger bloody hunger.

  26. Mark Smith says:

    I saw this movie… Blacula?

  27. This requires a total beatdown into unconciousness and a lack of prosecution against anyone who helped.

  28. Now those bitten are at risk of turning into zombies.

  29. Toss that ape off the plane.

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