Flight diverted after man takes hostage

Source:China Daily
Updated:2018-04-17 09:59:39

ĦĦĦĦA male passenger on an Air China flight from Changsha to Beijing was detained on Sunday after he used a pen to take a crew member hostage.

ĦĦĦĦThe man, identified only as Xu, 41, from Anhua, Hunan province, was taken into custody at 1 pm on Sunday after the plane was diverted to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Henan province.

ĦĦĦĦXu, who reportedly has a history of mental illness, began acting abnormally during the flight and took a member of the cabin crew hostage using a pen as a weapon, according to the Henan Public Security Department. No injures were reported.