A 50-year-old man, who bared all aboard a Los Angeles-bound US Airways jet forcing its diversion to Albuquerque, will be arraigned today.
Keith Anthony Wright, a resident of New York, was being held in federal detention in New Mexico pending his appearance in court on charges of interference with a flight, FBI spokesman Darrin Jones was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times.
Wright, who also attacked a flight attendant who tried to cover him with a blanket, was arrested after he put off his
clothes and ran around on the plane.
"He removed his clothing during the flight and refused to put them back on," Jones said of the disruption aboard US
Airways Flight 705 on Tuesday.
"There are no further details why he may have done what he did, but the court may order a medical or psychological
exam during his court appearance," Jones said.
While the flight attendants were struggling to control the man, authorities ordered the plane that had originated in
Charlotte, North Carolina, to land in Albuquerque, the paper said quoting Jones.
The plane with 147 passengers continued the flight an hour later.