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Chaos in the Skies: Man Reportedly Claims He Poisoned Every Passenger on U.S.-Bound Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner is prepared for a flight at O'Hare International Airport after it arrived from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Credit: Getty Images)

Emotional-disturbance or legitimate threat?

This is the question that authorities are asking after chaos unfolded on a Newark-bound United Airlines flight. According to WABC-TV, a passenger who is believed to be emotionally-disturbed allegedly told crew members that he "poisoned everyone on board" United Flight 116.

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The aircraft arrived from Hong Kong this afternoon and before its landing, according to the outlet, passengers were restraining the individual on board.

Authorities are aware of what has unfolded on the flight and they are preparing to cope with the situation, however, so far, there is no evidence that the man really poisoned his compatriots. Live video shows police surrounding the airplane.

All of the passengers -- including the individual making the claim -- will be interviewed by police. Watch live footage of the landing.

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.

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