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A rogue American Airlines passenger opened the plane emergency door shortly after it landed at Miami International Airport and jumped onto the wing, according to NBC News.

The passenger who has not been identified, was taken by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after the incident, the Miami-Dade police said.

“We thank our team members and law enforcement for their professionalism and quick action,” American said in the statement.

The passenger was arrested but needed medical attention when he arrived at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated there has been “a disturbing increase” in unruly behavior on planes.

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