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 from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

The "passenger [was] smearing feces everywhere", Ted Stevens International Airport Police in the city of Anchorage said, according to local CBS station KTVA.

He wasn't combative with anyone and was in his seat when the flight landed in Alaska.

An global United Airlines flight was diverted and forced to land Thursday night after a passenger reportedly smeared feces on the walls of multiple airplane bathrooms. His excrement was spread throughout two of the bathrooms on board the plane, and the man had even taken off his shirt and tried to shove it into one of the plane's toilets, airport police said. According to the airline, the passenger cooperated with the fight crew and was interviewed by authorities upon landing.

The Boeing 777 ended up having to be grounded overnight whilst the aircraft was disinfected and cleaned up. The man was not arrested, but was taken to a nearby hospital to undergo a mental evaluation.

Although the plane was met by both Federal Bureau of Investigation and airport authorities after landing in Anchorage, the man was not charged with a crime.

No criminal charges have been filed.

United Airlines is off to a crappy new year so far.

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