FBI Chicago announced today that last night, American Airlines flight 48, non-stop service from Dallas, Texas to Paris, France was diverted to Chicago O’Hare International airport due to an unruly passenger. According to witnesses, the passenger was intoxicated and became disruptive and combative with the flight crew. Air Marshal’s, who were on board the flight, intervened and the male passenger, identified only as a French national, was subdued.
The plane landed safely in Chicago at approximately 8:00 PM and the passenger was removed from the flight. No injuries were reported during the incident and the safe operation of the plane was not jeopardized.
The disruptive passenger was questioned then released with no charges filed.