AA Jet Diverts to St. Louis Amid Passenger Concern

By: AP
By: AP

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger's use of an electronic device.

American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says Flight 1691 arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday night, the man was removed, questioned by authorities and no threat was found.

Huguely says the jet carried 122 passengers and a five-member crew on a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport. She says another passenger became concerned about the man using a personal electronic device. Details weren't released on the device or the alleged security issue.

The MD-80 resumed the flight without the man and arrived early Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Huguely says the removed passenger would be put on another flight.


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