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FBI Arrests Unruly Passenger on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

February 28, 2019, 8:01 AM HST
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The FBI reported on the evening of Feb. 27, 2019, that it arrested an “unruly passenger” aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 459, headed for Korea.

The passenger allegedly assaulted a flight attendant.

FBI spokesman Jason White said that alcohol was a factor.

The Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety said he plane departed for Korea at 1 p.m. and returned to Honolulu at 8:40 p.m., arriving without further incident.

The plane was met by the FBI, Customs and Border Protection agents and deputy sheriffs,

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The disruptive passenger was transported to the Federal Detention Center.

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The remaining 262 passengers were scheduled to depart on another plane leaving that evening.

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