Man on Florida bound flight threatens passengers with box cutter, officials say

ATLANTA — A Frontier Airlines flight heading to Florida had to make an emergency landing when passengers said they were threatened by a man with a box cutter.


Transportation Security Administration agents missed a box cutter in the man’s backpack after screening it for explosives and other banned items.

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Once on the plane, an active-duty Air Force officer was alerted about the box cutter by another passenger.

The flight was diverted to Atlanta.

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With the help of other passengers, Larry Cumberbatch was tackled and taken into custody.

The TSA said it will send some agents back to training after the incident.

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