A Southwest flight sure for Ohio needed to make an emergency touchdown in Arkansas due to an unruly passenger who authorities say tried to open an exit door midair and significantly injured somebody on board.

Flight 192, touring from Houston to Columbus on Saturday, diverted to Little Rock after its crew noticed disruptive conduct from a passenger on the flight, a Southwest spokesperson informed USA TODAY.

In response to federal courtroom papers obtained by USA TODAY, the passenger, recognized as Elom Agbegninou, bit the appropriate thigh of a fellow passenger who had tried to restrain her after she tried to power her manner via an exit door on the rear of the aircraft.

The passenger stated, "She's attempting to open the door!" based on courtroom paperwork filed within the Jap District of Arkansas.

Courtroom papers additionally present the passenger informed police Agbegninou informed him, "Jesus informed her to fly to Ohio and Jesus informed her to open the aircraft door" and commenced shoving the passenger and pulling on the exit door deal with.

Native authorities in Little Rock met the flight upon touchdown and eliminated Agbegninou from the plane, the spokesperson stated.

The flight then departed and landed in Columbus.

Agbegninou was arrested and faces federal fees of assault and interfering with flight crew members and attendants.

FBI Little Rock Public Affairs Officer Connor Hagan informed USA TODAY the particular person assaulted on the aircraft was taken to the hospital. Courtroom papers reveal the particular person acquired antibiotics and a hepatitis shot for the chew.

Hagan stated a FBI Little Rock Airport liaison agent and different investigators had been working with the Little Rock Police Division, the Little Rock airport and Southwest Airways.


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