It had already been a not-so-great couple of weeks for airlines, after in Atlanta on February 21. This time American Airlines experienced a different kind of problem on a Monday flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport bound for Cincinnati—a shirtless man chasing airport employees with a signal wand.
According to a police statement, the passenger was warned that he'd be kicked off the flight due to his behavior, and that's when he inexplicably tore off his shirt, ran down the tarmac, and attacked employees with a "plastic signal wand." Luckily, a passenger on board the aircraft caught the drama unfolding.
After the man was removed from the tarmac, police took the man to the hospital for a . The flight took off with only a 35-minute delay.