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JetBlue pilot has psychotic episode in prison

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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A federal judge says the JetBlue pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by running through the plane and yelling has had a psychotic episode in prison.


Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity in July for his behavior on a March 27 flight. Osbon had been charged with interference with a flight crew.


A neuropsychologist testified that Osbon had a "brief psychotic disorder" at the time of the flight brought on by lack of sleep.


Osbon is being held in federal prison in North Carolina and was to appear for a hearing this week on whether he should be freed or sent to a mental health facility.


But the judge said Wednesday she'd been notified Osbon had suffered a psychotic episode and needed more time for evaluation.


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