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Flight diverted to Kansas City due to unruly passenger


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An American Airlines plane was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, when a large, unruly passenger allegedly tried to force open a door before he was subdued by a coffee pot across the head, a punch to the jaw and zip ties and duct tape. A federal affidavit released Monday spelled out the harrowing details. The incident happened Sunday afternoon on American Airlines flight 1775, which was heading from Los Angeles to Washington. The plane landed safely at Kansas City International Airport and the suspect, 50-year-old Juan Remberto Rivas, was taken into custody. Rivas was charged Monday with one count of interference with a flight attendant.

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