Plane passenger arrested in Baton Rouge after locking himself in cockpit


An unarmed passenger who locked himself in the cockpit of a vacant American Eagle plane Wednesday afternoon at the Baton Rouge, La., airport was taken into custody, officials say.

Police had been negotiating with the passenger who boarded Embraer 145 that was supposed to leave for Dallas as Flight 2795, NBC station WVLA reported. The man, identified as Andrew Aleffi, used the public address system to make rants, they said.

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