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Delta Flight attendant smashes wine bottles on head of first class passenger who tried to open door during flight

By Mason White 3:51 PM July 10, 2017
Joseph Daniel Hudek
Joseph Daniel Hudek
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A flight from Washington to China, was diverted after a first class passenger tried to open a door mid-air, according to police in Washington.

The FBI announced that they arrested 23-year-old Joseph Daniel Hudek of Tampa, Florida, after being accused of assaulting several flight attendants just hours after leaving Seattle.

Hudek has been charged with one count of interfering with a flight crew at the U.S. district court in Seattle. If convicted, Hudek faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

He was booked into jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, Hudek was a first class passenger on the Boeing 767-300 flight.

There were 221 people aboard when the flight took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Hudek was heading to Beijing, China, to visit a friend. Two hours into the fight, Hudek asked for a beer. After he drank it, Hudek went to the bathroom.

He came out of the bathroom and lunged at one of the plane’s doors. A flight attendant tried to restrain Hudek, as he tried to open the door.

Hudek punched the flight attendant as well as several passengers who attempted to retrain him.

Another flight attendant began breaking wine bottles on Hudek’s head in attempt to subdue him.

Hudek was eventually tied up, but not before turning the door lever halfway to the open position.

The plane flew back to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where Hudek was arrested by the FBI.