UPDATE: United flight 116 landed safely in Newark on Monday. The aircraft was met on the tarmac by police cars and emergency vehicles and a man was placed under arrest after allegedly claiming he had poisoned everybody on the plane. At least one passenger told ABC News that the man arrested never said he poisoned people, but rather that the suspect himself claimed he was poisoned.
(NEW YORK) — United Airlines flight 116 from Hong Kong to Newark, N.J., is coming in Monday morning with a passenger who informed the crew he “poisoned everyone on board,” sources tell ABC News.
The passenger in question is currently being restrained by other passengers, sources said.
Law enforcement officials are aware of the incident and are responding. There is no evidence passengers have been poisoned and officials believe the man who made the claim is emotionally disturbed.
He and others on board will be interviewed when the plane lands. The flight is scheduled to arrive Monday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.
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