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Man charged with interference with flight crew members, attendants in Delta plane diversion

Posted at 1:48 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 17:36:40-04

TULSA -- A man has been charged after a Delta flight was diverted to Tulsa on Wednesday.

Officials said Bolutife Olorunda, 29, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, was charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants. 

Olorunda was on board Delta flight 1156 Wednesday, which was traveling from Portland to Atlanta. Officials said during the flight, his behavior was erratic and disruptive, and he ignored direction from a flight attendant.

Two Federal Air Marshals on the plane deescalated the situation and the captain made the decision to divert to Tulsa International Airport. 

Olorunda was met by law enforcement after the flight landed and will be arraigned at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

No one was injured during the incident. 

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