Off-Duty Officer Subdues Passenger on Flight

28 Nov

When a second flight attendant approached Mr. Ynoa to talk with him, he got up from his seat and punched the flight attendant twice in the face, the official said.

During the altercation, an off-duty NYPD officer who was sitting three rows ahead intervened and handcuffed Mr. Ynoa after a brief struggle, the official said. Police said the 39-year-old officer works in the 44th Precinct and has been with the department for 18 years. They didn’t release the officer’s name. No one was injured during the flight, authorities said.

Mr. Ynoa was handed over to FBI agents at the gate. He is charged with assault and interference with a flight crew and is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Monday.



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