Flight from NY forced to land in Kansas because unruly passenger ‘threatened the safety’ of the plane

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land at Kansas City International Airport after an unruly passenger threatened the safety of the aircraft.

KSHB-TV reports a statement from Alaska Airlines said flight 411 landed safely in Kansas City Thursday afternoon and the passenger was taken into custody.

The flight was bound from New York to Los Angeles with 177 passengers and six crew members aboard.

The airline said the passenger threatened crew members and the aircraft's safety.

The "combative, unruly passenger" threatened crew members and "threatened the safety of the aircraft," according to a statement from the airline

The plane landed "without incident" about 4 p.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The flight was expected to continue to Los Angeles.

Federal officials interviewed crew members and continue to investigate the incident. No further details were immediately available.

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