(HOUSTON) -- A government official has confirmed with ABC News that federal air marshals intervened -- at the request of the flight crew -- in the case of an unruly passenger aboard a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Brazil.
On Oct. 1, the federal air marshals subdued an intoxicated passenger. The marshals themselves were subsequently taken into custody by Brazilian authorities upon landing.
In an official statement, the Transportation Security Administration said they believe the air marshals “acted appropriately within the provisions of the Convention on Offenses and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft.”
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