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Delta plane diverted to Tulsa over ‘unruly passenger’

The plane, which then departed for Atlanta from Portland, resume service to Atlanta about two hours after the incident.

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A Delta flight on the way to Atlanta was diverted to Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday just before noon, after an incident involving an “unruly passenger.”

“Delta flight 1156 from Portland to Atlanta diverted to Tulsa due to an unruly passenger,” said Delta in a statement obtained by KJRH. “The flight landed without incident in Tulsa and the customer is satisfied by application of the law.”

“Delta apologizes to our customers is delayed by this diversion,” the statement added.

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The plane with 172 passengers at the time of the incident. The airline did not elaborate on the behavior that forced the plane to land.

A passenger on board the flight, however, claimed that Delta has a “great job” handling the situation in a tweet shared shortly after the landing.

“The flight I’m on just had to emergency land in Tulsa, so that the police could escort a man off the plane. (It is a crazy story,” said Twitter user Lisa Zimmerman. “As a witness to the whole situation, I must say that @Delta has done a great job handling. Good job, @Delta ! Also love the amount of legroom!”

The flight I’m on just had to emergency land in Tulsa, so that the police could escort a man off the plane. (It’s a crazy story) As a witness to the whole situation, I must say that @Delta has done a great job handling. Good job, @Delta ! Also love the amount of legroom! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ™€๏ธ

โ€” Lisa Zimmerman (@Leese_Zimmerman) 30 May 2018

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Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins said the passenger was scheduled to be questioned by the FBI, the Associated Press reported.

The aircraft departed Tulsa shortly after 1:35 hours and resume service, Atlanta.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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