The Flight Was Over Utah When the Man Started Biting People

JetBlue flight makes emergency landing in Las Vegas
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2017 4:08 PM CST
Cellphone video taken aboard a JetBlue flight on Sunday after a passenger started biting his fellow travelers.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Looks like we're getting a real Flight of the Living Dead situation to close out 2017. CBS Los Angeles reports a JetBlue flight had to be rerouted after a male passenger started biting people. The flight out of Los Angeles was somewhere over Utah when the man bit apparent acquaintances sitting next to him. The man then attacked a doctor who was trying to examine the victims, forcing another passenger to restrain him. "I really had a hell of a time keeping him in place there,” the other passenger says. The flight was diverted to Las Vegas, where the man was arrested, before continuing on to New York. It remains unclear why the man decided to try to masticate his fellow travelers.

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