US: Flight diverted after passenger's 9-11 speech

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Washington, Oct 30: An American flight with over 150 people on board had to be diverted to Phoenix after an unruly passenger made "alarming" statements referencing the 9/11 attacks.

The Philadelphia bound flight took off from Los Angeles was diverted on Thursday.

American Airlines flight diverted

The passenger who made alarming statement was deborded from the American Airlines Flight 754 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport and was sent to a psychiatric clinic for monitoring.

"We had a situation where right after take off a passenger stood and walked to the first class section, where he stood at attention there and refused to take his seat," Sergeant Vince Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department.

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"He began making statements that, although they were alarming and threatening in nature, gave the flight crew the indication (of possible mental health issues)," he said.

September 11, 2001, a black day that shook the whole world. A massive attack was launched by the Islamist terrorist in US. It is regarded as the worst terror attacks that shook the world.

The attacks resulted into massive destructions and deaths, it triggered major initiatives by US to combat terrorism a global menace.

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