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Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amarillo Due to Unruly Passenger

A male passenger has been arrested after he tried to break into the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines Los Angeles to Kansas City according to witnesses.

The flight crew made an emergency call to the flight tower at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to ask for emergency clearance to land.

The crew for the Dallas-based discount carrier reported the flight was interrupted when a male passenger tried to break into the cockpit.

The unruly passenger arrested on the flight has been described by witnesses as a man  in his mid-20s who first went to the lavatory in the back of the Boeing 737 and started a commotion before attempting to rush the cockpit. He was calmed down by a crew member of the Southwest flight.

For more on this story, read the full write up on Amarillo.com.

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