AA flight diverted to Wichita due to disruptive passenger

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — American Airlines says a flight from Phoenix to New York was diverted to Wichita, Kansas, after a passenger became disruptive.

American Airlines says Flight 622 from Phoenix to New York was sent to Wichita on Tuesday evening because of the unruly passenger. The airline said in an email Wednesday that law enforcement met the flight and took the passenger into custody.

The airline did not provide details about the nature of the disruption nor identify the passenger.

Wichita airport police Lt. Lloyd Youel says the FBI interviewed the passenger before he was booked into the Sedgwick County jail on a "related charge." He would not describe the charge or the passenger's identity.

The flight left Wichita a few hours later and landed in New York shortly before midnight Tuesday.