Man threatens to kill Las Vegas officers during airport jet deck unrest
Flight delayed as police deal with issue, officers say
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A man is accused of threatening to kill Las Vegas Metro police officers who responded to an incident on a jet bridge at Reid International Airport.
Police arrested Trever Hopper, of California, on charges of violating airport rules around 5 p.m. Sunday. Police said they were called to the airport to a person involved in a disturbance on the jetway to a Southwest Airlines flight that was delayed.
An officer arrived, finding Hopper yelling at two airline employees. “Southwest employees had also closed the jetway doors to the aircraft as well as the aircraft doors to prevent him from boarding the flight,” an officer wrote in Hopper’s arrest report.
The officer attempted to speak to Hopper, who refused to step off the catwalk, police said. As the officers put Hopper in handcuffs, he threatened to kill the officers and said he was going to go to one of the officers’ houses and kill him.
Police did not say what the initial disturbance was that caused Hopper to become agitated.