TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Newly released body camera footage shows the arrest of a man armed with a boxcutter aboard a flight to Tampa last week.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers assigned to the airport were called to assist with an “unruly” passenger aboard a Frontier flight en route from Cincinnati to Tampa.
A dispatcher said the flight was diverted to Atlanta after a male passenger armed with a box cutter was standing in the plane and would not be seated.
According to the FAA, the plane landed safely around 8:45 p.m. No passengers or crew were injured during the incident and the man was taken into custody by Atlanta police and the FBI.
“Following a search of the suspect, a second box cutter was discovered in the passenger’s carry-on,” the TSA said in a statement.
It was later determined the man made it through a TSA checkpoint at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
There, the traveler submitted two bags for screening, however, the CT technology did not detect the box cutters.
According to the TSA, a review of the incident found that the machine’s image review abilities “were not fully” used by the CT operator. The employees were put into a training status for “remediation on CT image review and physical search procedures,” the TSA added.