American Airlines flight evacuated in Albuquerque after security threat
According to a source, the suspect sent a threatening message through airdrop, iPhone’s wireless service
October 2, 2022 8:01pm
Updated: October 3, 2022 12:26pm
An American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque was forced to land after a security incident took place on board on Sunday morning.
The FBI, law enforcement, and fire officials responded to the security threat.
The husband of one of the passengers of flight 928, who chose to remain anonymous, said that one person was taken into custody.
"They arrested a guy and he's in custody and the FBI is going to interview all the passengers on the plane, go through all of their bags, scrutinize the inside of that cabin to make sure there are no drugs in there, etc.," he said.
According to the source, the suspect sent a threatening message through airdrop, iPhone’s wireless service.
"The alleged message from the bad guy was that 'You're all going to die.' Now, that's allegedly he said that," he continued.
A woman whose son was on the flight said that the passengers were asked to follow protocol after the suspect was detained.
"They told them to close the window shades. They asked them to leave all of their belongings, purses, baggage, cell phones and they're going to sweep the plane," she said.
Additionally, one of the three runways at Albuquerque International Sunport airport was closed while the investigation took place.
The identity of the suspect has not been released.