Flight diverted to Kansas City after passenger threatens crew

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An Alaska Airlines jet was diverted to Kansas City this afternoon due to a combative, unruly passenger.  KMBC reports the passenger threatened crew members and, at one point,  threatened the safety of the aircraft.

Alaska Airlines flight 411 was en route from New York City to Los Angeles International when the incident happened.

After landing in Kansas City, the passenger was taken into custody by law enforcement.  There were 177 passengers and six crew members on the flight. 

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