Feces-Smearing Passenger Forces Flight To Divert To Alaska, Reports Say

Feces-Smearing Passenger Forces Flight To Divert To Alaska, Reports Say

Ted Stevens International Airport Police said that United Airlines flight 895 from Chicago to Hong Kong had to stop in Anchorage after a passenger started "passenger smearing feces everywhere".

More specifically, officials said the passenger had soiled "a couple" of the plane's bathrooms and had also tried to shove his shirt down a toilet.

Staci Feger-Pellessier, the public affairs specialist and media representative for the Anchorage F.B.I. office, said officials were notified that "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane.

The United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalised areas of the plane. The man, who was in his seat and cooperative, was taken off the plane.

According to airport police, the alleged bathroom-destroyer cooperated with United Airlines staff and was escorted into police custody. "We provided hotel accommodations for our customers and are working to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible", United told The Washington Post in a statement.

Authorities announced that the alleged perpetrator has been taken to Providence Hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation and no charges have been placed at this time.

The FBI reported that the man had been released from jail in Evansville, Indiana, two days prior to the incident and was on his way to Vietnam to live with relatives.