The pilot followed the two men down the jet bridge to make sure they exited. The two then jumped the pilot and beat him. According to police, one of the men said to the pilot 'If you ever fly to San Juan, I will have you killed.'
Other passengers then intervened and held the men down for about 10 minutes until police came.
The two rowdy passengers have been identified as Jonathan Baez and Luis Baez. They are being held on aggravated battery and simple battery. American Airlines said the pilot is okay, but did sit the flight out. He may have permanent damage to his eye. The plane landed in San Francisco around 2 a.m. local time.