A 17-year-old boy opened the emergency door of a plane minutes after it landed in San Francisco, slid down the wing and jumped onto a tarmac, authorities say.

The teenager, a US citizen, was flying by himself from Panama City, Panama, to San Francisco and appeared to be in emotional distress during the flight, said San Francisco Airport spokesman Doug Yakel.

An airfield construction crew working nearby confronted the boy and held him until police arrived and arrested him. He was not injured, Yakel said.

Passengers said the teenager seemed fidgety and anxious throughout the flight that he acted so quickly, no one had a chance to stop him.

Staff ReporterGENERAL
A 17-year-old boy opened the emergency door of a plane minutes after it landed in San Francisco, slid down the wing and jumped onto a tarmac, authorities say. The teenager, a US citizen, was flying by himself from Panama City, Panama, to San Francisco and appeared to be in emotional...