Airline: Flight diverted from CVG to Atlanta after passenger was found with box cutter

A flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport bound for Tampa was diverted to Atlanta Friday night after an onboard accident. A man has now been detained by federal authorities in Atlanta after causing a Border Airlines flight in Tampa to be diverted to Atlanta about an hour after it departed from CVG Airport. Passenger with box cutter. Police did not reveal the identity of the suspect at the moment, and no injuries to passengers or crew were reported. Passengers say the man made threats to stab someone on board. “When he went to go to the bathroom, the passenger in the window seat looked at me and said ‘Hey, he has a knife and told me he’s threatening to stab the people we need say something to someone. “So I went up and spoke to the flight attendants at the front of the plane and told them this guy had a square knife and he was telling us he wanted to stab people,” Lillian Hoffman said. The plane landed safely in Atlanta and a Frontier spokesperson said the passenger in question was arrested by police officers. The plane departed from CVG at around 7:23 p.m. and landed in Atlanta just before 9 p.m. At a hotel at night, WLWT received pictures of the accident from a witness on board, and border officials issued a statement about the accident. The plane landed safely in Atlanta and the passenger in question has been taken into custody by Atlanta Law Enforcement. “Authorities say a second box cutter was discovered in the man’s carry-on bag. According to Frontier, people on board continued their travel to Tampa, this is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

A flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport bound for Tampa was diverted to Atlanta Friday night after an onboard accident.

A man has now been detained by federal authorities in Atlanta after causing a Border Airlines flight in Tampa to be diverted to Atlanta about an hour after it departed from CVG Airport.

A Frontier Airlines representative confirmed to WLWT, that Flight 1761 was diverted to Atlanta after eyewitnesses reported seeing a passenger with a trunk.

The police have not released the suspect’s identity at this time.

No injuries were reported among the passengers and crew.

Passengers say the man made threats to stab someone on board.

“When he went to the bathroom, the passenger in the window seat looked at me and said ‘Hey, he has a knife and told me he’s threatening to stab people, we have to say something to someone.’ So I went up and spoke to the flight attendants at the front of the plane and told them this guy has a square knife and he was He tells us he wants to stab people,” Lillian Hoffman said.

A Frontier spokesperson said the plane landed safely in Atlanta and that police officers detained the passenger in question.

Officials said the plane took off from CVG airport around 7:23 p.m. and landed in Atlanta just before 9 p.m.

All passengers disembarked from the plane and placed in a hotel for the night. WLWT has received photos of the accident from a witness on board.

Border officials issued a statement about the incident.

“No injuries to passengers or crew were reported. The aircraft landed safely in Atlanta and the passenger concerned has been detained by Atlanta law enforcement,” the statement read.

Authorities say a second box cutter was discovered in the man’s carry-on bag.

According to Frontier, the people on board continued their travels to Tampa.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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