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Video: Disruptive passenger forces flight to be diverted to Albuquerque

KOB Web Staff
Updated: January 16, 2020 04:07 PM
Created: January 15, 2020 04:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was diverted to Albuquerque Wednesday. 

The emergency landing was prompted by a "disruptive passenger," according to a spokesperson for American Airlines.

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A person on the plane tweeted that the passenger struck a flight attendant, took his pants off and kicked seats.

The flight was met by law enforcement when it landed around 3 p.m. 

Mason Alioto was arrested. He is charged with assault upon a peace officer. According to a criminal complaint, he became combative when he was taken off the plane, and spit at an officer. 


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