DFW flight diverted because of suspicious passenger

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A flight was diverted tonight because of a suspicious passenger.

The flight was supposed to go from Newark, New Jersey to the DFW airport.

But the pilot made an emergency landing in St. Louis because of a suspicious passenger.

Witnesses say one passenger had allegedly seen the suspect texting something about terrorist activity.

According to KTVI, the suspect was making threats.

NewsChannel 4’s Linda Cavanaugh’s daughter, Anne, was on that flight.

As soon as they made the emergency landing, lawmen boarded the plane and took the suspect into custody.

American Airlines crews had to go through all of the overhead luggage and search for anything the suspect may have brought onto the plane.

KXAS reports authorities have now determined the passenger did not pose as a threat and will be re-booked on a future flight to DFW.

Linda’s daughter and the rest of the passengers arrived in Dallas around midnight Thursday.


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