AA jet diverts to St. Louis amid passenger concern

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by AP

KMOV.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:44 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 6:36 AM

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger's use of an electronic device.

American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says Flight 1691 arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday night, the man was removed, questioned by authorities and no threat was found.
 
Huguely says the jet carried 122 passengers and a five-member crew on a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport. She says another passenger became concerned about the man using a personal electronic device. Details weren't released on the device or the alleged security issue.
 
The MD-80 resumed the flight without the man and arrived early Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
 
Huguely says the removed passenger would be put on another flight.
 

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