A bloody passenger was finally subdued after grabbing a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, holding a shard of broken glass against her neck, and threatening to kill her if anyone came close.
Bloody Incident On Delta Air Lines Flight To New Orleans
The incident occurred on Delta Air Lines flight 2432 from Atlanta (ATL) to New Orleans (MSY) last night, August 2, 2023.
A 31-year-old man named Nelson Montgomery somehow cut his neck and was bleeding profusely on the flight. Medical attention was called for.
But in an odd turn of events, Montgomery rose, grabbed a flight attendant firmly, then brandished a shard of glass before placing it against the neck of the flight attendant. He them threatened to to cut off her head if anyone came close.
The standoff continued before a group of eight passengers was able to subdue him, holding him tight until the plane landed in New Orleans. There, law enforcement met the aircraft and arrested him.
Fox 8 New Orleans, which first broke the story, reports:
Deputies say he is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries and will be booked with aggravated battery, disturbing the peace and simple battery. The flight attendant involved in the incident suffered minor injuries, with deputies reporting two cuts that were treated at the scene.
There is no video that has appeared…yet.
A Delta spokesperson did not elaborate, instead offering a vague statement about a “customer issue” onboard:
“Delta flight 2432 operating from Atlanta to New Orleans was met by law enforcement personnel upon landing following a reported customer issue onboard. Delta has zero tolerance for unruly behavior on our aircraft and in our airports. Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our people and our customers.”
We will update this story as more facts emerge.