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Off-Duty Cop Subdues Mass. Man Trying to Open Plane Door

BOSTON --

Air travel authorities say a Delta passenger tried to open an emergency door on a flight from Orlando, Fla., to Boston but was subdued by another passenger.

Boston Logan International Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella says it's unclear why the passenger tried to open the door Tuesday night on the Airbus 320 out of Orlando International Airport.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. spokeswoman Susan Elliott says an off-duty police officer subdued the passenger and detained him while the plane continued on its journey to Boston.

Delta crew members called authorities in Boston to report the disorderly passenger aboard Flight 1102.

State police say after the plane landed officers arrested the passenger on charges of interfering with a flight crew.

Logan is one of the nation's busiest airports, handling tens of millions of passengers each year.


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