Flight Diverted To Phoenix For Unruly Passenger

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:46am

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Miami was forced to land in Phoenix on Tuesday night to remove an unruly passenger.

The 28-year-old man was traveling with a wedding party, and Phoenix police said he had consumed several alcoholic drinks when he got into a confrontation with another passenger.

A police spokesman says the man then refused a flight attendant’s orders.

That caused the pilots to land at Sky Harbor about 11:30 p.m., where the man was removed. 

Since none of the airline employees or travelers wanted to press charges, the man was released and booked on a later flight.

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