Saturday, 2:15 PM
By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff
A Delta Air Lines flight headed to Tel Aviv, Israel was diverted to Logan International Airport tonight after a passenger allegedly caused a scare when he became unruly and started banging on seats and the cockpit door.
The passenger, identified as Itay Atmor, a 22-year-old Israeli citizen, was quickly subdued by passengers and crew, said Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
The plane, a Boeing 767 jet, left JFK Airport about 7:55 p.m., and was diverted to Logan as is standard procedure whenever such an incident occurs, Orlandella said. The plane's personnel immediately reported to airport officials that the passenger was under control.
Atmor was questioned by State Police tonight and is expected to face a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew, Orlandella said. He said Atmorís passport and paperwork were proper.
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