by Mark Albert
Authorities arrested a Delta Air Lines flight attendant upon arrival of an international flight at the carrier’s hub in Detroit on Friday on an outstanding felony warrant, authorities have confirmed to The Voyage Report.
An airline spokesperson stressed there is “no indication” the law enforcement issue was related to any conduct onboard.
Delta Flight 99 left Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) at 11:22am local time and arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) at 2:39pm Eastern Daylight Time, parking at gate A60 in the airport’s giant McNamara Terminal, according to data from FlightAware.
The flight arrived one hour and 25 minutes behind schedule after a late departure in France.
After the plane arrived at the gate in Michigan, the flight attendant was “taken into custody,” the airline spokesperson said.
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection told TVR, “CBP officers working at the Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport arrested a flight attendant on an active warrant for grand theft in the third degree from Orange County, Florida.”
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified the flight attendant as Christopher Andrew Bell, 27.
He was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center at 5:37p Friday as a “fugitive.”
He is being held awaiting extradition to Florida, multiple agencies said.
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