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Border Patrol Agent stops plane passenger

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol says one of its own helped stop a passenger from attempting to enter a cockpit of a flying airplane.

The officer was on-board a flight to the U.S. from Germany.

Officials say, on Tuesday morning, a passenger on an American Airlines flight tried to breach the plane’s cockpit.

The Border Patrol Agent and other passengers jumped in and helped stop the passenger.

Crews rerouted the flight and landed safely in Ireland where the subject was taken into custody by local law enforcement.

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