United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

United Airlines flight 895 was diverted to Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska about 4:50 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, according to a spokesman for the airport's police.

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Anchorage Thursday night due to the actions of a passenger, reports CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA-TV.

An adult male smeared the excrement in a couple of bathrooms, and took off his shirt and tried to stuff it in a toilet.

Once off-board, the passenger was questioned by airport police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.


Staci Feger-Pellessier, the public affairs specialist and media representative for the Anchorage F.B.I. office, said officials were notified that "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane.

United Airlines has not yet commented on the incident.

The airline said the passenger, who was reportedly cooperative, was met by authorities in Anchorage. Holler, and was being taken to Providence Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

"We provided hotel accommodations for our customers and are working to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible", United told The Post in a statement.

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