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NYC-to-Las Vegas flight diverted over unruly man

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A hollering, agitated passenger who ignored pleas to calm down spurred a pilot to divert a New York-to-Las Vegas JetBlue plane to Detroit over the weekend.

That's according to a statement from JetBlue Airways Corp.

Flight 211 had departed John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 7 a.m.

JetBlue says the passenger became unruly, and the captain decided to land in Detroit at around 8:30 a.m. Saturday out of "an abundance of caution."

Passenter video shows a man standing, gesticulating and shouting, his remarks unclear, while a female voice exclaims, "Dad, stop it!" Flight attendants subdued the man and restrained him with plastic hand ties.

JetBlue says authorities in Detroit took him into custody. The plane left for Las Vegas about two hours later, arriving at around 11:30 a.m.

Copyright 2014 MyFoxNY/The Associated Press.

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