The man, aged in his 30s, barricaded himself in the bathroom on Delta/Northwest Airlines flight 253 for an hour, sources have told Fox News in the US.
The plane landed safely and the man was arrested. It is the same route, airline and flight number as that on which another Nigerian man allegedly tried to set off explosives on Christmas Day.
Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott has said a man was 'verbally disruptive' which caused flight crew to request law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing.
Two Sources told Fox News that the man boarded a plane in Lagos, Nigeria with no baggage.
Fox News also reported that federal authorities know who the man is, but have declined to release any information about him or whether he is connected to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who has been charged over the Christmas Day alleged terror attempt.