DALLAS (AP) — A passenger was removed from an American Airlines flight to Dallas after causing a disruption that led pilots to make an unplanned stop in Lubbock, Texas.
The airline said other passengers helped flight attendants restrain the man during the redeye flight Thursday morning from Ontario, California.READ MORE: Early Season Red Flag Warning Sends Residents Scrambling To Protect Homes
Airport and law enforcement officials said that Jerry Ba Nguyen, 24, of San Jose, California, was taken to a local hospital and then to the Lubbock County jail and charged with making terror threats. A brief arrest affidavit said he threatened other passengers but gave few details.READ MORE: One Dead, Two Wounded In San Jose Shooting
Airline spokesman Ross Feinstein said the flight continued on to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after a delay of about an hour in Lubbock.MORE NEWS: COVID: San Francisco Businesses Thriving Again Under New Yellow Tier Freedoms
The Boeing 737 left Ontario with 143 passengers on board, including an infant, plus six crew members.