BOSTON (CBS) – A man has been arrested for impersonating a federal air marshal on a flight from Detroit to Boston.
The man falsely claimed to be associated with federal law enforcement, according to Delta officials.
It turns out there was a “real” air marshal on board Delta Flight 1922, who helped detain the man.
WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports from Logan Airport
The man was arrested when the plane landed safely at around 11:55 a.m.
As of Tuesday evening, the impersonator, who has not been identified, was facing state charges for interfering with a flight crew.
He was released from custody and summonsed to court, but could still face federal charges. A federal conviction could land him in prison for up to three years.
The TSA did release a statement about the arrest:
“A federal air marshal intervened and detained a passenger on board Delta flight 1922 (Detroit to Boston) today after he was overheard falsely identifying himself to another passenger as a member of the federal air marshal service. The plane landed safely at Logan Airport 11:35am and was met by law enforcement and TSA. The individual is in law enforcement custody and the matter is currently under investigation.”