Police: LIer arrested on JFK-bound flight

The passenger identified as Jason Baroletti, of Holbrook, was removed from the flight and arrested on local charges of criminal threat, cause terror and evacuation

According to police, American Airlines flight 622 from Phoenix to JFK was diverted to Wichita just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a man disrupted the flight.

According to police, American Airlines flight 622 from Phoenix to JFK was diverted to Wichita just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a man disrupted the flight. (11/4/15)

HOLBROOK - A Long Island man was arrested after causing a New York-bound flight to be diverted.

Police say American Airlines flight 622 from Phoenix to JFK was diverted to Wichita, Kansas, just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a man disrupted the flight.

The passenger, identified as Jason Baroletti, 38, of Holbrook, was removed from the flight and arrested for making a criminal threat. The FBI may also bring charges against Baroletti.

The nature of the threat was not immediately clear.

After Baroletti's arrest, the plane continued on to JFK Airport.

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