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A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing early Friday morning in Oklahoma City, after a passenger attacked a flight attendant, according to police.

Officers responded just before 2 a.m. to a report of a pending emergency landing at Will Rogers World Airport. Delta flight 2603, which was headed from Salt Lake City to Orlando, had called for an emergency landing at the OKC airport due to a violent and unruly passenger.

The passenger, 28-year-old Derek Edward Maas of Utah, had been restrained, but police said the captain determined that he needed to be removed from the flight to ensure the safety of the passengers and crew.

The article goes on to state the following:

Crew members told police that initially, Maas appeared intoxicated, but they did not believe he was dangerous. After being served two alcoholic drinks, Maas demanded more and a flight attendant refused. That’s when Maas became verbally abusive to one flight attendant, and “headbutted” another one.

With the assistance of several other passengers, the flight attendants were able to get Maas under control and restrain him.

 

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