A Frontier Airlines flight from Cincinnati to Tampa was diverted to Atlanta on Friday after a passenger was diagnosed with a box cutter on the plane, officials said.
According to Patricia Munch, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday, when Frontier Flight 1761 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, bound for Tampa International Airport, was interrupted after starting a disturbance with a disruptive passenger. After that Hartsfield-Jackson was diverted to Atlanta International Airport. Transportation Security Administration.
Passengers landed in Atlanta and the FBI and Atlanta Police responded to the incident by taking the suspect into custody.
No one was injured, and the flight was cancelled.
According to the forum, a second box cutter was found in the passenger’s carry-on luggage. According to the TSA website, box cutters are prohibited in the cabin.
“TSA has begun an internal review of the incident by looking at CCTV, airport security checkpoint procedures and operations and will continue to provide updates as they become available,” the forum said.
The incident is being investigated by the US Attorney’s Office.