Airplane Passenger Locked Himself in Cockpit in Baton Rouge

Andrew Alessi will likely be charged with interfering with a flight crew.
3:00 | 08/22/12

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Following breaking news from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on just moments ago -- man surrendered to police. After breaking into an American Airlines plane and then barricading himself in the cockpit. No passengers on board when it happened a plane could be flown because -- ground crew disconnected batteries. And the aircraft surrounded by police as well a government source tells ABC news -- a man was screened at a checkpoint. And somehow gotten to the cockpit and then may transmissions from -- Aircraft was in process. A turnaround which -- -- flown in from DFW Dallas for work. It had been cleared of passengers no passengers were ever in danger. And they were in the process of claiming the -- and doing their final. Security walk through and what apparently happened. The gentlemen in question. Pushed past the gate agent who was at the gate. And ran down the jet bridge. There he met -- in other American. Employees who challenged him immediately. And before he could reach. The subject. He went into the cockpit is secure to -- in of course they have the doors that once you secure them from the inside. That they're virtually. Impregnable.

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