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American Eagle flight diverts to Buffalo after man exposes himself and urinates in plane aisle – NBC New York

American Eagle flight diverts to Buffalo after man exposes himself and urinates in plane aisle – NBC New York

American Eagle flight diverts to Buffalo after man exposes himself and urinates in plane aisle – NBC New York

A flight to Manchester, New Hampshire, was diverted Wednesday after a man allegedly exposed himself and urinated in the aisle of the plane, authorities said.

The 25-year-old Oregon man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after the flight landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. He was released after initially appearing in federal court in Buffalo, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York.

The American Eagle flight departed Buffalo shortly after the incident, according to an emailed statement from American Airlines. “We thank our team members for their professionalism and our customers for their understanding,” the statement read.

The man told officers he was flying from Portland, Oregon, to Manchester and had consumed several whiskeys and colas before boarding the flight, and more during a stopover in Chicago and after boarding there. He said he got up to use the bathroom and was returning to his seat, but that he has a medical problem with urination, according to the criminal complaint.

An email was sent to his federal public defender requesting comment.