Delta passenger tries to storm the cockpit yelling, 'I came to save the world'

Megan Johnson
A man aboard a Delta Air Lines flight headed to New York City was subdued by flight staff and fellow passengers after he attempted to enter the cockpit. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A man aboard a Delta Air Lines flight headed to New York City was subdued by flight staff and fellow passengers after he attempted to enter the cockpit. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

A Delta Air Lines passenger who attempted to storm the cockpit while yelling aggressively was subdued by plane staff and fellow fliers on Wednesday.

Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez, 30, reportedly became aggressive and attempted to force his way into the pilot’s area on Flight 579, which was headed to New York from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rodriguez reportedly yelled, "I am God. Tomorrow San Juan is going to disappear. I came to save the world, and I'm going to end terrorism,” authorities told the Associated Press.

A representative from Delta tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the crew “swiftly restrained the individual with help from some customers.” The plane then turned around and returned to San Juan, where law enforcement took Rodriguez into custody for further evaluation.

The flight containing 165 passengers and six crew members, continued on to New York, arriving approximately two hours behind schedule.

The airline spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “Delta applauds the quick action and professionalism of the crew of Delta flight 579, which returned to San Juan after a customer became unruly on board.”

According to ABC News, the FBI is investigating.

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