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Flight Diverted To Phoenix For Unruly Passenger

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.

In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.