JFK bound flight diverted for disruptive passenger

American Airlines says a flight from Phoenix to New York was diverted to Wichita, Kansas, after a passenger became disruptive.

American Airlines says Flight 622 from Phoenix to New York was sent to Wichita on Tuesday evening because of the unruly passenger. The airline said in an email Wednesday morning that law enforcement personnel met the flight and took the passenger into custody.

The band Augustines was on the flight.  Their official Twitter account showed an image of police on the plane.

Another tweet said:  "he wants to kill people.  Bad scene."

The airline did not provide details about the nature of the disruption nor identify the passenger. The flight left Wichita a few hours later and landed at New York's JFK Airport shortly before midnight Tuesday

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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