FAA Says It Has Sent 250 Cases Of Unruly Passengers To FBI

  • Federal officials said Thursday they have referred more than 250 unruly airline passengers to the FBI for possible criminal prosecution since late 2021, including one as recently as last month, when a man tried to stab a flight attendant with a broken-off spoon.
  • The pace of the criminal referrals is slowing, however.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration identified 17 cases it has sent to the FBI in the first three months of this year — mostly for incidents that happened last year but took time to investigate.