US military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airport

A man was subdued after he tried to breach the cockpit of an American Airlines flight to Honolulu, a source familiar with the situation told ABC News.

Police said they investigated the incident at LAX and "Uskanil was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing, cited, given a pending court date and released from custody". Basden says the man scowled at him, opened and closed the laptop computer and then sat in a different seat. A flight attendant had blocked the doorway with her serving cart. Pacific time, almost three hours before the first flights of the day, he would have had ample time to get through security again and catch a plane to Hawaii as scheduled.

Earlier the man, who purchased his ticket around midnight, had an encounter with airport personnel at the airport in Los Angeles, an official briefed on the incident told CNN. "They are now taking us off the plane a few rows at a time for dog sniffing and interviews". It shows a handcuffed individual being taken off the plane by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

The official said the man is likely to face federal charges. The man attempted to use a door off limits to the public in the middle of the night while waiting for his flight. The flight landed at 11:35 Honolulu.

A man was arrested on Friday morning at an airport in Honolulu after a disturbance occurred during an American Airlines flight bound for Hawaii.

Law enforcement officers were requested to meet a plane that landed Friday in Honolulu because of a passenger disturbance.

She said the crew requested law enforcement meet the plane upon landing because of a "passenger disturbance".

Pedregon said it is not unusual for LAX passengers to mistakenly go through an unauthorized exit door at the terminal.

The US Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the TSA, or Transportation Security Administration, issued a statement saying: "We continue to monitor all flights out of an abundance of caution", according to HawaiiNewsNow, adding, "At this time, there are no other reports of disruptions to flights".

American Airlines Flight 31 had 181 passengers and six crew members aboard, said airline spokeswoman Katie Cody, who did not provide details on the incident. She was not aware of injuries.

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