Southwest Airlines passenger arrested for refusing to turn off phone
Police in El Paso, Texas, have arrested a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight out of Phoenix because he refused to switch off his mobile phone. The passenger had turned on his phone as the aircraft was landing in El Paso, a spokesperson for the airline explained. Even though cabin crew asked the man to turn the phone off, he refused to do so. El Paso officials met the aircraft when it arrived at the gate and the passenger was taken into custody.
A spokesman for El Paso International Airport told the El Paso Times that the authorities also interviewed other passengers who witnessed the incident.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin