Passenger Arrested After Incident On Logan Flight

BOSTON (CBS) – A man from Hudson was removed from a US Airways flight at Logan Airport and arrested Monday morning after an incident on board.

WBZ Radio’s Doug Cope reports

Authorities say 37-year-old Ognjen Milatovic was standing in the aisle of flight 2025 to Reagan National in Washington, D.C. during boarding and refused to move or stop talking on his cell phone.

When he stored his bag in the overhead bin, there was a suspicious electronic noise coming from it, which concerned some passengers, Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella said.

WBZ-TV’s David Wade reports

The flight crew called State Police and Milatovic was removed from the plane, which had 117 passengers on board.   There was nothing suspicious or threatening in his bag.

He was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interferring with a flight crew.

He was arraigned in East Boston District Court Monday afternoon and released on a promise to return to court on March 15.

Milatovic is a math professor at the University of Florida in Jacksonville.

His father said it was all a big misunderstanding.

Boris Milatovic said his son has a nerve problem in his back and legs that makes it difficult for him to sit for long periods of time.

The flight left about 40 minutes late.


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