Delta Passenger Arrested After Opening Plane Door, Activating Emergency Slide, And Sliding Down 

A man on a Delta Air Lines flight has been taken into police custody after triggering the plane’s emergency slide prior to takeoff, CBS News reported.

At around 10 A.M. on Saturday, the passenger allegedly opened one of the plane’s emergency exit doors, causing the emergency slide to deploy as the plane was pushing away from the gate at the Los Angeles International Airport. After going down the slide, the man reportedly jumped onto the back of a baggage cart, where he was then held by the airport crew members until authorities arrived.

“Due to the circumstances, the FBI has been notified,” said Los Angeles Airport Police Captain Karla Rodriguez. “The aircraft was returned to a gate, and passengers are in the process of being deplaned in order to be transported in another aircraft so that they can continue with their flight plans.”

Though the man has not yet been publicly identified, officials say that he is not currently facing charges, and has been transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

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