Mets’ Hawkins helps subdue passenger on flight

By on October 29, 2013
New York Mets relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins #32 allows three runs during the ninth inning and is taken out when the New York Mets played the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Citi Field in Queens, New York. New York Mets won 8-4. (Robert Sabo/New York Daily News)

Robert Sabo/New York Daily News

LaTroy Hawkins puts his 6-5, 220-pound frame to good use on a long-distance flight to Argentina.

As a part of the Mets bullpen, LaTroy Hawkins proudly wore a “Rapid Response Team” T-shirt this summer. It seems that the veteran reliever took it to heart on a night flight to South America Sunday night.

According to his Instagram account, Hawkins and another passenger on an American Airlines flight out of Dallas-Fort Worth to Santiago, Chile had to help subdue an unruly passenger on the plane.

Hawkins, 40, posted a picture of himself and another man with the caption: “These 2 studs had to subdue a guy on our flight from DFW to Santiago, Chile. Escorted him of the plane after we made a emergency landing in Peru to drop him off. Long nite with a crazy Passenger.”


According to a report, the flight made an unscheduled stop in Lima, Peru, where Hawkins took the picture he posted online. The flight then continued to Argentina.

Hawkins, 6-5 and 220 pounds, was heading to Argentina to hunt, according to his Twitter feed. The veteran free agent righthander was not available for comment.

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