A United Airlines flight heading to Denver returned to a Washington, D.C. airport early Monday after a passenger became unruly and disruptive mid-flight.
A passenger on Flight 1074 reportedly tried to run toward the cockpit before being restrained by his fellow passengers. The cockpit was secure at the time, according to ABC News. The incident occurred shortly after takeoff, and the plane was able to safely return to Dulles International Airport.
Pilots told air traffic authorities the passenger had become violent: “He ran forward towards the cockpit and he is being restrained by passengers,” one of the pilots said. “Cockpit is secure and we would like to return to the airport and have the authorities meet him.”
Washington authorities met the passenger at the gate of the airport where he was detained and later taken to a hospital for evaluation. The remaining passengers are expected to fly to Denver on Tuesday.