Flight Diverted to OK after Onboard Altercation

A SW flight headed for Arkansas made an unscheduled landing in Oklahoma Monday afternoon after an altercation between two passengers.


A Southwest Airlines flight headed for Arkansas made an unscheduled landing in Oklahoma Monday afternoon after an altercation between two passengers, authorities said.

Flight 396, which departed Las Vegas with 129 passengers, landed at Tulsa International Airport after one passenger "threatened another one with a ball point pen," Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Marilee McInnis said.

Authorities met the flight and questioned the men, she said, before the flight continued on to Little Rock.

McInnis said there were no reports of injuries, but FBI officials said one passenger was treated by emergency medical personnel and released.

Airport police took Danny Hughey Jr., 33, of North Little Rock, Ark., into custody and he faces a federal charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, the FBI said.


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