Flight en route to NYC makes emergency landing; passenger removed, facing terror charges

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WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita Airport Police Captain Marty Desmarteau says American Airlines Flight 622 from Phoenix to JFK was diverted to Wichita just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a man disrupted the flight.

According to arrest records, Jason Baroletti of Holbrook, New York was removed from the flight and arrested on local charges of criminal threat, cause terror, and evacuation or disruption. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.

Desmarteau says he cannot comment on what happened on the flight, but says the FBI may bring charges against Baroletti.

Officials KSN spoke to did confirm, however, that Baroletti had threatened passengers on the flight.

The plane had 126 passengers and five crew members on board. The flight was delayed for about 40 minutes before it continued onto New York.

The Augustines, who were aboard the flight, tweeted out the following messages.

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