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San Jose Flight Diverted Over Suicidal Passenger

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The Continental Airlines logo on the tail of one jet (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

The Continental Airlines logo on the tail of one jet (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A Continental Airlines flight from San Jose to Houston was on the ground in Albuquerque Wednesday morning after the crew decided to land because of a disruptive passenger.

Airport spokesman Dan Jiron said an individual on board the aircraft appeared to be suicidal, so the crew diverted the flight to Albuquerque.

Jiron said the aircraft landed about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He says a passenger was taken into custody by Albuquerque’s aviation police and FBI agents are on site conducting interviews.

A spokeswoman for the Houston-based airline had no immediate comment.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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