An unruly passenger headed from Dulles International Airport in Virginia to Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday barreled into a cockpit door and began beating a flight attendant mid-flight, police said.
The man, later identified by the police as 28-year-old Matthew Dingley, began beating up a flight attendant who tried to stop him, News 12 New Jersey reported.
After the flight landed in Newark shortly after 9 p.m., Port Authority Police officers boarded the flight on the ground to arrest Dingley, NJ.com reported.
A backup team of other officers came in to arrest Dingley, who faces multiple charges.
Dingley faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, and interfering with transportation.