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Off-Duty Police Officer Subdues Unruly Delta Passenger

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

State police say a Massachusetts man who tried to open an emergency door on a Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., to Boston has been arrested.

Logan International Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella says it's unclear why the passenger tried to open the door Tuesday night on the Airbus 320 out of Orlando International Airport.

Passengers say he had been drinking and appeared upset when the flight was late.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. spokeswoman Susan Elliott says an off-duty police officer subdued the passenger.

Delta crew members called authorities in Boston to report the disorderly passenger aboard Flight 1102.

Authorities say 43-year-old Robert Hersey of Arlington was arrested by state police on a charge of interfering with a flight crew.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.


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