American Airlines

Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted to New Mexico Due to Unruly Passenger

The airline said that the flight landed in Albuquerque and took off again after the incident

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was forced to divert to Albuquerque on Wednesday because of a disruptive passenger, the airline said.

According to the airline, American flight 967 from LAX to O’Hare was diverted Wednesday afternoon due to an incident involving a passenger.

The flight landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico just before 3 p.m., and took off after being met by law enforcement officials at the gate.

According to television station KOB in Albuquerque, a person on the flight tweeted that the passenger struck a flight attendant, took his pants off, and kicked seats.

It is unclear what charges the passenger will face.

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