United Flight 116 from Hong Kong is expected to land at 1:30 p.m. The man who has not been identified claimed he had ‘poisoned everyone on board,’ though it is not known what he meant. Passengers have restrained him while the plane is en route.
Passengers aboard a Newark-bound flight have restrained a man claiming to have “poisoned everyone on board.”
The United Flight 116 from Hong Kong landed in New Jersey around 2pm, according to flight data.
Authorities tell WABC there is no evidence anyone has been poisoned and they believe the man making the claim is emotionally disturbed.
They say fellow passengers worked to restrain the man after he made his terrifying claim.
He and the other passengers aboard are expected to be interviewed once the plane makes landfall.
Authorities in New York and Washington, D.C. are said to be aware of the incident and responding.