Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

Federal agents met the plane from Los Angeles when it landed in Honolulu and took the man into custody

Fighter jets escorted an American Airlines plane to Honolulu after a passenger attempted to breach the hardened cockpit door.

Although police are still trying to determine a motive for the cause, the man reportedly headed into the first class cabin with a blanket over his head in what flight crew believed was meant to be a breach of the cockpit door.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the disturbance.

Two eyewitnesses say the man who caused a disruption on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday did not make it to the cockpit door.

The 25-year-old bought an economy ticket but left his seat to try first class and kicked the cart in an argument after flight attendants stopped him. Military planes had to escort the flight to its destination and the passenger was taped to a seat.

"My husband hands him the laptop and says, "this was in our seat" and he had an odd look on his face, shook his head", said Basden.

"She jammed the cart in that the doorway and she just said, 'You're not coming in here, ' " Lorenzen said.

Passengers then stood up and helped restrain him in a seat.

"It took seconds", Lee Lorenzen, of Orange County, California, told HNN.

"He was pushing against the cart, and a bunch of guys grabbed him", he told Hawaii News Now. He spent the rest of the flight restrained in a seat with duct tape. There were pillows and blankets.

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"But he had the laptop in his hands, and once they subdued him the laptop was sitting there", she said. Authorities have not elaborated on what the arrested passenger's motives may have been.

A 25-year-old man was duct-taped to his seat by fellow passengers after he tried to enter the cockpit of an American Airlines flight, prompting the U.S. to rush fighter jets to intercept the plane, a media report said.

Instagram video shows the man being led off the plane in handcuffs. There are even plans to ban from Europe, reported Washington Times.

Associated Press writers Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles and Audrey McAvoy in Honolulu contributed to the story, and AP Airlines Writer David Koenig contributed from Dallas.

The suspect was cleared to fly after that incident.

After the plane landed in Honolulu, a passenger took video of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents leading Uskanli, a Turkish national, off in handcuffs.

The incident prompted two Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor fighter jets to scramble to escort the airliner.

The airline told local media the plane, an Airbus A321, landed safety at Honolulu International Airport at 11:35 a.m. local time.

The flight crew requested law enforcement officers meet the plane upon landing.

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