13:15 // 1 month ago
Thankfully, the passenger has been restrained and there don’t appear to be any signs that he successfully poisoned anyone.
from ABC News:
A Newark-bound United Airlines flight is carrying a passenger who reportedly informed the crew that he “poisoned everyone on board.”
United Flight 116, from Hong Kong, is set to land at 1:30 p.m.
The passenger is being restrained by other passengers.
Law enforcement officials in New York and Washington, D.C., are aware of the incident and are responding.
There is no evidence that passengers have been poisoned, and officials believe the man who made the claim is emotionally disturbed.
I will update this story with any new developments.
Crazy stuff right there. Definitely not something you’d want to deal with on a flight.
EDIT: Corrected direction of the flight — which was headed FROM Rio De Janeiro to Paris.
» Quick thought on the matter: Anyone see shades of AT&T and Verizon in this whole mess, in that (like AA) both companies sold unlimited service for something — in this case, mobile data access — only to change their minds after they decided it was costing too much, in the process treating their customers like jerks? The lesson: Unlimited has limits, apparently.