MIAMI – A passenger on a flight arriving in Miami from Colombia was arrested after disembarking the plane before it reached the terminal.
According to the police, the passenger opened an emergency door and jumped onto the wing of the aircraft that entered the designated gate.
Local 10 News learned that 33-year-old Christian Segura, an American citizen, was leaving the plane.
The flight that had just arrived at Miami International Airport from Cali, Colombia, was American Airlines Flight 920, police said.
When the officers arrived, Segura jumped off the wing and was taken into custody.
Police said he was arrested by US Customs and Border Protection agents.
Authorities said the incident did not cause any delays and that all other passengers on the plane were able to disembark without any problems.
American Airlines made the following statement:
“We are aware of an incident involving a passenger on American Airlines Flight 920 from Cali, Colombia (CLO) to Miami (MIA).
While customers exited the aircraft at the gate, a passenger opened the emergency exit above the wing and jumped onto the ramp. The customer was immediately arrested by law enforcement agencies. All other customers deplaned normally. We thank our team members for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. “
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