Crime: A passenger is in custody after charging toward the cockpit and trying to open the door at New York City's JFK airport: police

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A man tried to break into the cockpit of a plane at JFK Airport, officials said. WNBC © WNBC A man tried to break into the cockpit of a plane at JFK Airport, officials said. WNBC
  • Police placed a man in custody on Friday at JFK airport after he tried to enter the cabin of a plane.
  • Flight attendants and passengers restrained the man until police arrived, according to reports.
  • One flight attendant was hit in the head during the struggle, police said.

A passenger is in police custody after frantically charging toward the cockpit on Friday at New York's JFK airport and trying to break inside, officials said.

The LOT Polish Airlines flight landed in New York from Warsaw when the unidentified man approached the cab of the plane and began banging on the door of the cockpit, a witness told WNBC.

The man initially began yelling in the back of the plane's cabin before charging forward toward the cockpit, according to KOLD. After flight attendants stopped him from entering the cockpit, he tried to leave the plane from an exit door, the station reported.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Saturday.

After the man began banging on the door, other passengers along with flight attendants grabbed the man and pinned him to the ground where he stayed restrained until the plane could reach the terminal and police arrived, according to WNBC.

Police said that one flight attendant was hit in the head during the struggle, KOLD reported.

It is unclear if the man will face any charges, but Port Authority police told WNBC that the unidentified passenger was placed into custody and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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