Brandon Michael Courneyea, Air Canada Passenger, Allegedly Tries To Open Door Mid-Flight

TORONTO — An Ontario man is in federal custody in the United States after allegedly assaulting members of an Air Canada flight crew and trying to open the door of a plane while it was in flight.

Court documents show Brandon Michael Courneyea was arrested on Monday after his flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, to Toronto had to be diverted because of a disturbance on board.

The documents allege Courneyea yelled at fellow passengers for looking at him, swung pots full of hot coffee at flight attendants and eventually tried to open the door of the aircraft mid-flight after saying "it would only take one guy to take the plane down."

The flight was ultimately diverted to Orlando, Fla., where Courneyea was arrested and taken into custody by the FBI.

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