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Reported unruly passenger forces coast-to-coast United flight to stop at KCI

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An unruly passenger forced a plane to make unscheduled stop at Kansas City International Airport on Friday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m. investigators were busy at the airport investigating the emergency landing.

A spokesperson for United Airlines tells FOX 4 that Flight 632 left Washington, D.C. and was flying to Los Angeles when suddenly the airplane had to be diverted to KCI.

Authorities say a male passenger on the plane became disruptive and was acting strangely. Investigators believe the man may have been impaired by alcohol at the time.

The United spokesman also said there was no suspicion of terrorism connected to the emergency landing.

Once the airplane landed at KCI, officers took the suspect into custody.

There were 157 people on board the plane including the suspect, and 156 of them were on their way to LA after being grounded here for more than an hour.