Alaska Airlines diverted a cross-country flight when a passenger attempted to storm the cockpit after being denied the use of the restroom located in the first-class section of the plane, according to Fox News. Allegedly, Jwan Curry, 41, got angry when he was denied access to the restroom located in first-class, despite the fact that the restrooms in coach were all full.
“The suspect tried to storm the cockpit and then made a verbal threat to do harm to the plane,” stated a report on CBS News. Curry was eventually restrained and later arrested once the plane landed in its alternative location. “Alaska Airlines diverted due to a combative, unruly passenger onboard the aircraft,” stated a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines.
“The passenger threatened crew members and the safety of the aircraft,” the spokesperson continued. It was also noted by the spokesperson that the crew on board the aircraft gave no indication that Curry attempted to breach the flight deck and that Curry was only providing verbal threats.