American Airlines Diverts Flight After Passenger Makes 'Finger Gun'

American Airlines Diverts Flight After Passenger Makes 'Finger Gun'

American Airlines Diverts After Passenger Makes 'Finger Gun'

An American Airlines flight from San Jose to Dallas was diverted to Phoenix Tuesday afternoon because of an unruly passenger, the airline confirmed.

The flight was diverted at around 1 p.m. and responding Phoenix police at Sky Harbor International Airport were told that a 26-year-old passenger who appeared to had been intoxicated was disruptive and had to be restrained.

One passenger tweeted a photo that showed a law enforcement official on the plane. Christine Merritt wrote that the unruly passenger had been "threatening to flight attendants making 'finger guns'" and "being belligerent." Another passenger helped to restrain the person, she added.

San Jose-resident Robert Schulz was on the flight and helped restrain the unruly passenger.

Schulz said the passenger was very drunk before the flight took off from San Jose and was demanding drinks before the plane was airborne.

 

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