- A flight from Newark to Miami was diverted after police were alerted about a “disruptive” passenger.
- The suspect bit and punched other passengers and had to be sedated with Benadryl, USA Today reported.
- He was arrested after police found 1.5 grams of methamphetamines in his pocket, the media outlet said.
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The flight from Newark to Miami had to land in Charleston, South Carolina, after a “report of someone’s ear being bit off,” a spokesperson for Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department told USA Today.
One passenger told police that the suspect, identified as John Yurkovich, was “agitated” after a visit to the bathroom. Yurkovich then began to “scream and thrash around,” according to a police report seen by USA Today.
He then proceeded to hit a passenger with a “closed fist” and broke their glasses, the police report said.
Others tried to restrain Yurkovich but the initial victim received a deep wound to the ear during the scuffle, USA Today reported. Another passenger was punched by Yurkovich and told police that he thought his nose had been broken, the media outlet said.
Yet another traveler was injured in the incident. He told the police that he was punched in…