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Plane from Phoenix to London diverted to St. Louis because of 'unruly passenger'

The flight was back in the air less than an hour after it landed. A man was taken off the plane and handed over to local law enforcement.
File photo of an American Airlines plane. (Photo: Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS — An American Airlines flight had to make an extra stop Tuesday due to an "unruly passengers."

A Lambert spokesman said American Airlines flight 194 landed in St. Louis just before 8 p.m. due to a passenger issue. An American Airlines spokeswoman said a man was taken off the plane and handed over to local law enforcement.

The spokeswoman said the plane was back in the air by 8:50.

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