SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 37-year-old man was removed from a Delta flight after police say he attempted to urinate in the aisle during a flight from San Fransico to Atlanta early Tuesday morning.
Delta flight 2986 was diverted to the Salt Lake City Airport at 1:30 a.m.
Detective Greg Wilking from the Salt Lake City Police Department said Aaron Hanson from Florida was intoxicated and fell into another passenger’s lap while making a scene on the plane.
Charging documents stated Hanson attempted to urinate in the isle of the aircraft. Hanson told police that he had consumed two shots and two beers that evening.
Police say he was restrained until the flight reached Salt Lake City.
After being removed from the aircraft officials said Hanson was combative and repeatedly attempted to hit his head against the ground and walls. He stated, “I am going to hurt myself so that I can sue someone”.
He was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail. He has been charged with public intoxication.
Delta released the following statement:
“Delta flight 2986, operating from San Francisco to Atlanta, diverted to Salt Lake City after a customer became disruptive on board. The flight was met by law enforcement in Salt Lake City, and the customer was removed before the flight continued on to Atlanta. The safety and security of our customers and crew are always Delta’s top priority.”
Hanson has since been released from Jail.