Port Authority police say 25-year-old Troy Fattun of Micronesia is facing charges in connection with incident, which happened Sunday night on United flight 1640, which was supposed to be heading from Newark to Tampa, Florida.
Police say that Fattun had a discussion with the airline crew and then went to the back of the plane as other passengers were boarding, opened the emergency exit door, deployed the emergency slide and then went down it, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
Investigators say he was immediately detained by airline personnel as well as Port Authority police and arrested soon after. They say that he did have a ticket for the flight. – CBS New York 2
The report stated the passengers were put on another aircraft after suffering a five hour delay.
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