Videos shows a man who allegedly tried to hijack a Delta flight being restrained and zip-tied by passengers and flight attendants

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Videos show that a passenger was restrained and had his wrists zip-tied on a Delta flight to Nashville on June 4, 2021.

  • A man attempted to breach the cockpit of a Delta Air Lines flight from LA to Nashville.
  • The plane had to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Videos show passengers and flight attendants working together to restrain the man.
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A passenger attempted to breach the cockpit of a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Nashville on Friday, according to CNN.

The plane had to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the man began banging on the doors of the pilot’s cabin, CNN reported.

The cockpit was not breached, the media outlet said. The man was taken into federal custody, CBS Los Angeles reported.

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A video from the incident shows flight attendants and passengers restrained a man who repeatedly says, “Stop the plane.”

Another video shows the man having his wrists zip-tied before being escorted off the flight.

Delta thanked those who helped restrain the would-be hijacker.

“Thanks to the crew and passengers of Delta Flight 386, LAX to Nashville (BNA), who assisted in detaining an unruly passenger as the flight diverted to Albuquerque (ABQ),” a statement said. “The aircraft landed without incident and the passenger was removed by law enforcement.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was said to be investigating the incident, according to the Associated Press.

The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on misconduct amid a surge of troubling episodes in recent months, Insider’s Erin Snodgrass reported.

The agency received some 1,300 unruly-passenger reports between February and May of this year, Insider’s Tim Levin wrote.

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Trump’s campaign still hasn’t paid the $211,000 it owes the city of Albuquerque. Now debt collectors are calling Mar-a-Lago, mayor says.

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President Trump holds a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Winston-Salem, on September 8, 2020

  • The city of Albuquerque is still trying to get the Trump campaign to pay a $211,000 bill from 2019.
  • Officials sent the bill to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and referred it to a debt collections agency.
  • At least 15 cities have struggled to get the Trump campaign to pay its bills.
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City officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are still chasing down a $211,175.94 bill incurred by former president Donald Trump’s campaign nearly two years ago.

After a campaign event in the city in 2019, the Trump campaign was billed for increased police services and the use of a municipal building.

“The President’s campaign stop in the Albuquerque area cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, including over 1500 hours of police overtime that was required by the campaign,” Tim Keller, Albuquerque’s mayor, said in a statement to The Hill at the time.

But the debt has yet to paid, prompting city officials to try new tactics. The bill, which was initially sent to Donald J. Trump for President Inc. in New York, has since been resent to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort, a city spokesperson told the Albuquerque Journal.

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The city has also hired a collections agency to pursue payment of the debt, Keller said during a recent interview with “The Daily Show.”

The Democratic mayor said Trump “should be getting these annoying voicemails that, like, we get usually from scam companies where it’s like ‘You owe debts.'”

“I think Mar-a-Lago is now getting those calls,” he said.

Keller said when Trump’s rally occurred, the campaign made the city shut down the downtown area and close city hall, resulting in “tremendous” costs to the city.

A representative for Trump did not respond to Insider’s request for comment but the campaign has said in the past that it is not responsible for cities’ police bills.

At least 15 cities have struggled to get the Trump campaign to pay bills for policing and public safety during rallies, Insider’s Dave Levinthal reported in December. At the time, the Trump campaign had nearly $2 million in unpaid bills from cities for Trump’s rallies.

In November, the city of El Paso, Texas, lawyered up to pursue an unpaid bill for $570,000 from the Trump campaign.

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