Flight disturbance: American Airlines passenger detained after trying to enter cockpit on flight to Hawaii, officials say

An American Airlines passenger was detained in Honololu on Friday after he tried to get into the cockpit during the flight but was subdued by a crew member and another passenger,  officials said.

American Airlines Flight 31, an Airbus A321 from Los Angeles to Honolulu, landed safety at 11:35 a.m., escorted by Hawaii Air National Guard scrambled fighter planes.

The man, later identified as Anil Uskanil, 25, of Turkey, was duct-taped to his seat until the plane landed in Honolulu and federal agents boarded the plane and arrested him, passenger Lee Lorenzen said.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the man is like to face federal charges after he “tried to breach the cockpit door” on American Airlines Flight 31.

The Los Angeles Airport Police Division confirms Uskanil was previously detained early Friday morning at LAX.

In a statement, police said:

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