Flight Diverted After Man Threatens To Stab Crew

The New York Times reports:

A Frontier Airlines flight from Cincinnati to Tampa was diverted to Atlanta late Friday after a passenger was seen with a box cutter, the airline said.

No injuries were reported, and the plane landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where the passenger was taken into custody by the Atlanta police, Jennifer F. de la Cruz, a Frontier spokeswoman, said in an email.

Tim Turner, a spokesman for the Atlanta airport, said that the passenger, a man whose name he did not know, had been threatening to stab passengers and crew members on the airplane. The authorities found the box cutter on the man after he was in custody, Mr. Turner said.

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