An American Airlines flight originating from Dallas and bound for Paris was diverted to O'Hare International Airport Wednesday evening because of an unruly passenger.
Flight 48 departed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at about 6:15 p.m. and was forced to change course when the man became disruptive, according to a Thursday morning statement from the Chicago FBI.
Witnesses say the passenger was intoxicated and became combative with the flight crew. Air Marshals on board intervened, and the passenger, identified as a "French national," was subdued.
He was removed from the aircraft and turned over to local authorities for questioning.
The aircraft, a Boeing 767, landed safely at O'Hare shortly after 8 p.m. The flight continued on to Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport and was due to arrive about three hours late.
The man was released with no charges filed.