13 July 2021: En Route Dallas, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina

A passenger tried to open the emergency exit and bit a flight attendant on a flight from Dallas to Charlotte. “While in flight from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Charlotte (CLT) on July 6, the crew on board American Airlines flight 1774 reported a potential security concern after a customer attempted to open the forward boarding door and physically assaulted, bit and caused injury to a flight attendant,” said a spokesperson for American Airlines. “For the safety and security of other customers and our crew, the individual was restrained until the flight landed at CLT and could be met by law enforcement and emergency personnel.” American Airlines also said the flight attendants tried to “deescalate” the situation but ultimately needed to use flex cuffs and duct tape.