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Man Arrested After Jumping Out Of Emergency Exit On Southwest Airlines Flight At MSY

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A man on a Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Atlanta caused panic when he jumped out of the emergency exit on Sunday night. 

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man was arrested at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, Louisiana after he opened the over-wing emergency exit door and jumped down off of the plane.

The man then ran across the tarmac in an attempt to drive away in a service truck before being apprehended.

The remaining passengers on the flight began to panic out of fear that the man may have put something dangerous on the plane before jumping. 

Concerned passengers rushed to exit the plane while others were completely confused about what was happening.

Watch the clip below. 

One passenger shared her experience on the plane via TikTok.

@kylearenea_ whole flight delayed and still no idea what’s going on😭 video at the end! #fyp#southwestairlines ♬ original sound – kylea reneá

The identity of the man who jumped off of the Southwest Airlines plane has not been revealed, but he was transported to a hospital for evaluation. 

At the time of this report, no criminal charges have been filed. 

However, the JPSO confirmed the incident is still under investigation by the federal authorities. 

This is a developing story and the post will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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Source: 4WWL

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