Passengers reported the 28-year-old man tried to open an
aircraft door during the flight from Boston.
The Airbus A-319 made an emergency landing at Eppley Airfield
just before 10 a.m. local time, said Dennis Messina, an airport
"The man became disruptive ... and had possibly taken medication
of some kind," Messina said.
Police entered the plane after it landed and removed the man.
About an hour later, it resumed its path to Los Angeles
International Airport, Messina said.
No injuries were reported and the man was taken to an hospital.
A CBS-affiliate in Los Angeles quoted passenger Sam Slater as
saying a doctor was called after the man started mumbling about
not wanting to become violent and later demanded a seat change
after arguing with a nearby woman.
After a doctor took his blood pressure, he was moved to a back
row of seats that had been cleared, said Slater, a filmmaker.
"He at that point was fidgeting and began to remove the plastic
covering from the emergency exit door, and tried to pull to open
the door," Slater said, according to the broadcaster.
"Fortunately there were a couple of Boston police officers on
the flight that were there to help as well."
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Tom Heneghan)
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