ALERT Three people injured after passenger on Delta flight #DL129 tried to enter cockpit

Two passengers and one crew member were injured Thursday night when a person on a Delta Air Lines flight stormed the cockpit.

Soon after leaving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Beijing-bound Boeing 767-300(ER) (reg. N174DZ) was forced to turn back due to a “security incident with a passenger,” Delta said in a statement.

The airline did not provide further details, but CNN cited two people familiar with the matter saying two passengers and a crew member were injured after the unnamed passenger tried to get into the cockpit. The plane was due to re-depart for Beijing on Thursday night after the forced emergency landing.

Once the airliner had safely returned, the passenger was taken into custody.

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The new flight finally took off few minutes after midnight.

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