Man tries to smash cockpit before jumping off plane at LAX – NBC Los Angeles

A man attempted to breach the cockpit of a United Express flight on Friday night and after failing, opened the cabin door and fled the plane via the emergency slide at LAX, officials said.

In a statement from SkyWest, they confirmed that no one on the plane was injured and the plane was able to taxi to the boarding area. The SkyWest flight was operated as United Express from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.

Los Angeles Airport Police and Los Angeles Fire Department responded immediately and apprehended the passenger on the taxiway.

The incident happened at around 7:10 p.m. and the man who got out of the plane was treated for injuries and taken to hospital.

Airport police and the FBI were investigating the case.

According to the FBI, the flight crew reported that a passenger stood up from their seat as the plane taxied toward the runway and pounded on the cockpit door. He eventually got out of the plane through an emergency door, landing on the sidewalk.

The incident marks the second security breach at LAX this week. A man was arrested Thursday after driving his car through a fence and onto a track, leading police in a brief chase.

It comes after a spike in reports involving unruly passengers on board flights.

This story previously attributed information to LAX instead of FAA officials. The story has been corrected.

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