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United Airlines passenger becomes unruly after flight diverted to Tucson

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TUCSON - A United Airlines flight that was diverted to Tucson Thursday night due to severe weather was further delayed after a passenger reportedly became unruly, according to Tucson International Airport officials.

The flight crew reported that passengers helped personnel subdue the man after he wouldn't comply with instructions from the crew.  

Officials said the plane landed and was further delayed while the Tucson Airport Authority Police took over the investigation and began taking witness statements from passengers.   

United Airlines flight 5663 departed from Los Angeles Thursday en route to Phoenix and was scheduled to land at around 11:55 p.m. when it was diverted to Tucson.

The flight finally departed from Tucson at around 2:00 a.m. and landed in Phoenix at 2:36 a.m.

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