A passenger was arrested after he opened the emergency exit of a plane and jumped onto the wing shortly after landing at Miami International Airport Wednesday, police said.
The incident happened on American Airlines flight 920, which arrived in Miami after 7 p.m. from Cali, Colombia.
Christian Segura, 33, faces charges of trespassing airport property, battery of a police officer, and resisting an officer with violence.
The flight was deplaning at gate D22 when the man opened the emergency exit door, walked onto the wing, and then jumped down to a restricted area, Miami-Dade Police said.
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He told a security officer below that he needed help and he was in danger, but a U.S. Customs and Border patrol agent detained him immediately.
"We thank our team members and law enforcement for their professionalism and quick action," American Airlines said in a statement.
Segura fell ill and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remains in police custody.