Francisco Severo Torres Arrested On United Airlines Flight

Francisco Severo Torres Arrested On United Airlines Flight
  • A man attempted to open the airplane exit door and stabbed a flight attendant with a spoon. 
  • On Sunday, Francisco Severo Torres, 33, allegedly attempted to open the exit door of a United Airlines flight to Boston from Los Angeles, leading to a scuffle with the flight attendants. 
  • As per reports, Torres was confronted by the attendants after another flight attendant saw him near the door, suspecting him of tampering with it. 
  • A fellow passenger filmed the incident and captured Torres threatening to kill every man on the plane and being aggressive.

Francisco Severo Torres, arrested on a United airline flight, has sparked a debate regarding the organization’s security measures.

On Sunday, Francisco Severo Torres, 33, allegedly attempted to open the exit door of a United Airlines flight to Boston from Los Angeles, leading to a scuffle with the flight attendants. 

As per reports, Torres was confronted by the attendants after another flight attendant saw him near the door, suspecting him of tampering with it. 

Upon being asked about the incident, Torres asked whether he was caught on camera, after which he tried to stab one of the flight attendants with a broken spoon.

The crew and other passengers successfully restrained him, and he was taken into custody after the flight landed at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

A fellow passenger filmed the incident and captured Torres threatening to kill every man on the plane and being aggressive. He was heard shouting, 

“So, where’s the Homeland Security with the gun? Because I’m waiting for them to point the gun at me, so I can show everybody that I won’t die when I take every bullet in that clip to wherever in my body they shoot it, and then I will kill every man on this plane!”

During the investigation, it was revealed that no passenger was harmed. 

United Airlines released a statement banning Torres from flying with them and expressing their zero tolerance for any violence on their flights.

“Thanks to the quick action of our crew and customers, one customer was restrained after becoming a security concern on United flight 2609 from Los Angeles to Boston.”

The statement further read,

“We have zero tolerance for any type of violence on our flights, and this customer will be banned from flying on United pending an investigation. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.”

Torres made his first court appearance in the US District Court on Monday and has been detained until his next appearance on Thursday. 

Prosecutors have confirmed that Torres could face life imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 following his arrest. 

According to authorities, Torres had filed a lawsuit against the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital in 2021, ultimately dismissed in the federal court of Massachusetts. 

In the lawsuit, Torres claimed that the severe spinal pain he experienced due to a car accident in 2014 was misdiagnosed as a mental illness.

He also described himself as the world’s greatest artist of all time and claimed to possess $50 billion and a license to carry explosives and firearms for personal protection. The court dismissed the case as a state matter.

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