Flight diverted after man takes hostage

2018/4/17 9:59:39 China Daily

A male passenger on an Air China flight from Changsha to Beijing was detained on Sunday after he used a pen to take a crew member hostage.

The man, identified only as Xu, 41, from Anhua, Hunan province, was taken into custody at 1 pm on Sunday after the plane was diverted to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Henan province.

Xu, who reportedly has a history of mental illness, began acting abnormally during the flight and took a member of the cabin crew hostage using a pen as a weapon, according to the Henan Public Security Department. No injures were reported.