- Police arrested an American Airlines passenger who stepped on the wing of a plane that had landed in Miami.
- American Airlines said the passenger was on flight 920 with service from Cali, Colombia.
- Authorities said all other passengers were able to disembark without incident.
Officials said they arrested an American Airlines passenger who opened an emergency door and entered the wing of a plane that had landed at Miami International Airport (MIA), local reports said.
The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) said the passenger stepped on the wing of the plane around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night as the plane rolled away, CBS 4 Miami reported. The plane arrived from Cali, Colombia, police said.
Police said the passenger jumped off the wing when officers arrived and was apprehended, WPLG Local 10 News reported. Authorities told the outlet that the incident did not cause any delays and that the rest of the passengers were able to get off the plane.
The suspect’s name has not been released, according to CBS 4 Miami.
In a statement, American Airlines confirmed that a passenger aboard Flight 920 with Cali’s service exited the plane through the emergency exit.
“The client was immediately arrested by the police. We thank the members of our team and the police for their professionalism and speed of action, ”said the airline.
The US Customs and Border Protection office in Miami told Insider he was not involved in the arrest.
The Miami-Dade Police Department and Miami International Airport did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment for this story.
This is a developing story.