A 31-year-old man became violent on a Korean Air flight from Los Angeles to Seoul on Wednesday.
The man caused a disturbance, including using abusive language, threats and violence, during the flight, according to Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s national flag carrier.
As the aircraft descended into Incheon airport he threw his tablet device at the window by his seat — breaking the plastic pane on the interior of the aircraft.
30대 미국 교포 'LA→인천' 기내서 유리창 깨고 난동
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The man was interviewed by police and then released to a relative, with an officer remarking that he did not appear to be drunk. Flight crew reportedly refused to serve him alcohol because of his behavior on board. The officer, speaking under a request for anonymity, suggested that he was “a bit mentally strange.”