SLC flight from LAX ends with ‘unruly passenger’ removed, cited, hospitalized
(Salt Lake City, UT) — A passenger aboard American Airlines flight 1802 from Los Angeles was met by law enforcement Monday night upon arrival at Salt Lake Airport. The airliner released a statement Monday confirming the incident.
“American Airlines flight 1802 with service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Salt Lake City (SLC) was met by law enforcement upon arrival at SLC due to an unruly passenger. The flight landed safely at SLC where local law enforcement removed the disruptive passenger from the aircraft. We thank our crew for their professionalism and our customers for their understanding.”
Salt Lake Airport Spokesperson Nancy Volmer, speaking to KSL TV’s Andrew Adams, says the man was cited for public intoxication and taken to the hospital.
American Airlines says the flight was operated on an Airbus 321 with 162 passengers, including 6 crew members.
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