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Delta Passenger Becomes Suicidal, Attempts To Open Door Mid-Flight

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A “mentally disturbed” passenger on a Delta Airlines flight to New York City attempted to commit suicide mid-flight Friday.

The passenger allegedly tried to open the front door of the plane in order to die, according to a report published by NBC4.

“Would like to declare an emergency. The forward service door has been opened,” the pilot originally reported to air traffic control.

“We just had a mentally disturbed passenger tried [sic] to open the forward door,” the pilot can be heard saying on audio obtained by NBC4. “Everything is under control now. We’re going to be taxiing to the gate.”

Stacy Herbert, a passenger on the plane, tweeted about the suicide attempt.

“A young woman in perhaps her early twenties became suicidal and tried to open the door of plane as we descended into LGA,” Herbert wrote on Twitter. “Her father pulled her from door. She was screaming her head off that she needed to open the door and die.” (RELATED: Two College Students Found Dead, Police Investigating As Murder-Suicide)

“I wasn’t scared as I knew the door could not be opened but her shrieks were terrifying. And she was sitting behind us so when she was pulled back to her seat it was awful to see her suicidal distress,” she added.

“What I can tell you now is that the flight landed uneventfully and proceeded to its gate,” a spokesperson said.

The flight safely landed at LaGuardia airport at 1:40 p.m. and the woman was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.