The response and initial investigation involved Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and Tulsa airport authorities, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
The passenger has been taken into custody. Law enforcement and the FBI will investigate the matter, while the U.S. Attorney’s office “will review whether the alleged unruly conduct violated federal law.”
Atlanta-based Delta said Flight 1156 on a Boeing 737-900 had 172 customers and six working crew members. The airline said Wednesday afternoon after the diversion that it was working to prepare the plane to continue onto Atlanta.
“Delta apologizes to our customers delayed by this diversion,” the airline said in a written statement.
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