EUGENE, Ore. -- A 17-year-old was taken into custody on the Eugene Airport tarmac Monday morning after police say he tampered with one of the panels inside a plane's bathroom.
Eugene Police were called out to the airport at around 10:30 a.m. Monday when the pilot of an incoming Allegiant flight from Phoenix reported that one of the passengers had messed with the panels inside plane's bathroom.
"(He) had tampered with some panels in the lavatory, so we wanted to have the police come in and check that out," said Deputy Airport Director Cathryn Stephens.
Officers boarded the plane and escorted a 17-year-old male off for questioning. Stephens said he was eventually transferred into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's custody.
Police held the passengers on the plane for 45 minutes to get answers on what had happened.
Eugene Police charged the teen with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree disorderly conduct. Officials at the airport said the teenager, who has mental health issues, was released and picked up by his counselor.