During the flight, the unruly passenger shouted asking the pilot to shoot him.
A man attempted to storm the cockpit of a JetBlue plane Wednesday night, then proceeded to kick and choke cabin crew members, according to an FBI affidavit.
With just over an hour remaining on the flight from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the man tried to make a phone call and “became angry that the call didn’t work,” a flight attendant told the FBI. Thirty minutes later, he allegedly rushed into the cockpit, shouting in Spanish and Arabic to be shot.
The flight attendant managed to return the “trapped” man to the passenger seating area until the pilot decided to open the door to the flight deck.
In the accident first mentioned By The Daily Beast, The wild rider He grabbed the flight attendant by the collar and tie with one hand, and placed his other hand on the overhead cabin in an effort to gain leverage before kicking the flight attendant in the chest, according to the affidavit.
While he was allegedly attacking the crew, he shouted again asking the pilot to shoot him.
“While he was screaming, he still held the flight attendant JetBlue by her tie,” the affidavit read. “This tightened the tie and ultimately prevented the flight attendant from breathing.”
In the end, six or seven crew members were able to hold the man down using elastic handcuffs. However, the man broke out of his first pair of elastic cuffs and the crew needed to use four seat belt extenders, a new pair of elastic cuffs and a standard tie to tie him to a seat.
The plane landed safely in San Juan, where the man was arrested. He now faces criminal charges of interfering with the cabin crew.
This year alone, more than 4,300 unruly passenger accidents . has been reported Federal Aviation Administration.
JetBlue did not immediately respond to ABC News‘ request for comment.