A Vueling flight from France to Egypt made an emergency landing in Italy.
Flight VL8522 from Paris to Cairo was rerouted to Rome on November 7th, 2023.
The cabin crew had concerns about the behavior of a 29-year-old Egyptian passenger.
According to Italian customs officials, the man was feeling ill and asked for medication.
“He had to sign a form to say that he had taken the medication at his own risk. It seems as if a member of staff saw the words “I love Allah” on the form, which led to the flight’s emergency landing,” Italian officials reported.
Upon landing in Rome, the man was arrested by Italian police. A video shows him becoming increasingly agitated as he is apprehended.
He can be heard shouting in Arabic, Italian, and broken English that he is from Egypt, that he wants help, and that he didn’t cause any problems.
An eyewitness, who was sitting nearby the passenger said that the passenger did not appear to cause any disturbances during the flight.
He was eventually released and no legal action was taken against him.