UPDATE: The flight has landed at Dallas-Fort Worth.
Officers arrived at the gate and were informed by the flight crew that a 26-year-old passenger appeared to be intoxicated, was disruptive and needed to be restrained, Officer James Holmes said.
The officers escorted the passenger off the plane and the airlines chose not to pursue charges in the incident, according to Holmes.
No injuries were reported, Holmes said.
The passenger was sent to a nearby hotel and planned to book another flight for Wednesday, Holmes said.
The flight left at 2:14 p.m. MDT and was expected to reach the Texas airport at 6:43 p.m. CDT, airline officials said.
SAN JOSE (KRON) — An American Airlines flight out of San Jose headed to Dallas was diverted midway because of an unruly passenger on board, the airline said.
In a statement to KRON 4 News, the passenger was removed from Flight 2232 upon landing in Phoenix. Details surrounding the incident were not released.
“Because this is a security-related issue, local law enforcement will have additional information,” the airline said.
The airline said there were 96 passengers and a crew of five on the MD-80.
Tuesday’s incident comes almost a month after American Airlines flight 1284 from Miami to Chicago was forced to stop in Indianapolis when a female passenger had to removed from the plane for striking another passenger and a flight attendant.