A person with a knife tried to hijack an Alitalia flight from Paris to Rome Sunday night time, demanding or not it's flown to Libya, however was rapidly overpowered and arrested when the airplane landed, officers and witnesses said.
Witnesses stated the man put a small knife to the throat of a feminine flight attendant and held her for a number of minutes.
"The man grabbed the stewardess from behind her again and pointed the knife. She was in problem and tried to show round," a passenger named Sofia told reporters.
Stefanie, a French lady who lives in Italy, mentioned the person laughed when the stewardess requested him to go the front of the aircraft with her.
"He held her for just a few minutes and then the other flight attendants intervened and passengers helped hold the person to the floor," she said.
Italian media mentioned police had recognized the person as a forty eight-yr-previous citizen of Kazakhstan who labored in Paris.
An announcement from Alitalia airlines said the person had "assaulted a flight attendant and requested that the aircraft be taken to Tripoli."
Different attendants on flight AZ329 then overpowered the person, who was "clearly agitated" and the captain radioed police, who arrested the man when the airplane landed, the statement said.
The flight attendant was taken to a primary help station at Rome airport for remedy of minor injuries.