An unnamed man from Atlantic City was found hiding in a cockpit of a JetBlue Airways plane yesterday morning in New York.
According to NBC New York, the JetBlue ground crew found the 26-year-old sitting in the cockpit after the plane arrived from the Dominican Republic. It was about 2 a.m. and all passengers had already departed from the plane.
When JetBlue ground personnel tried to escort him off, he attempted to escape through an alarm door. His effort wasn’t a success.
The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital for observation. He told Port Authority officials that he was being followed by a group of people who wanted to cause him bodily harm. He claims he hid in the cockpit to save his life.
He has been charged with trespassing.
More information on this case is expected to be released soon.