Passenger jumps from taxiing plane at Phoenix airport – .

Passenger jumps from taxiing plane at Phoenix airport – .

PHOENIX (AP) – A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing to the main Phoenix airport opened a kitchen door, jumped and ran towards an airport fire station where he was barricaded, authorities said on Saturday.

The man’s identity was not immediately disclosed, and it was not immediately clear why he jumped from flight 4236 after arriving at Sky Harbor International Airport from Colorado Springs, Colorado, around 8 am Saturday.

After the man “got off the plane,” the plane’s captain notified the control tower so local authorities could respond to the situation, Southwest spokesman Dan Landson said in an email. The plane with its crew and remaining passengers then proceeded to its designated gate, Landson said.

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old entered the fire hall, entered a dormitory and locked himself inside, said Fire Captain Todd Keller, spokesperson for the Phoenix Fire Department, said. in an email.

After a few minutes, firefighters were able to get the man to unlock the door, and he was then assessed, treated for a leg injury and taken to hospital, Keller said.

The Phoenix Police Department said in an email that it is investigating the incident and has not provided any additional information about the incident, including the status of the man.

The incident did not delay airport operations, Sky Harbor spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration referred an investigation to local authorities.


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