UPDATE: No charges against unruly man on St. Louis-bound flight

Friday, May 28, 2010 | 10:20 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The FBI says no charges will be filed against a man who became unruly and pounded on a cockpit door during a St. Louis-bound flight from Seattle, causing the plane to be diverted to Nebraska.

FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the male passenger was questioned after being taken off the Southwest Airlines plane after it landed Wednesday in Omaha.

The newspaper reports that Southwest officials and passengers said a flight attendant asked the man to sit down but he refused, then knocked on the cockpit door.

Witnesses say he held a piece of paper and was trying to get the names of the pilot and co-pilot.

Another passenger says the man had several drinks during the flight.


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