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Unruly plane passenger leads to emergency landing in Tucson

/ 11:29 AM June 23, 2016

TUCSON, Arizona — Authorities say a Compass Airlines flight headed to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Tucson after a passenger made a threat to the flight crew.

The plane landed at Tucson International Airport on Wednesday afternoon and was met by a group of law enforcement officers including the FBI, U.S. Border Patrol and airport police.

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Tucson Airport Authority officials say a male passenger was taken off the plane and detained.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that the man was unruly on the flight and would not sit down.

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They say 80 passengers were aboard the flight that originally took off from San Antonio, Texas.

They were taken off the plane, re-screened and then allowed to re-board the plane and continue to Los Angeles.

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