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Man Arrested At Logan For Impersonating Air Marshal

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The control tower at Logan Airport (AP Photo)

The control tower at Logan Airport (AP Photo)

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.”

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