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 morning that law enforcement personnel 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.

The flight left Wichita a few hours later and landed at New York's JFK Airport shortly before midnight Tuesday.