Flight to Nashville from LAX diverted after passenger attempts to breach cockpit

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (WKRN) — A flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was diverted to Albuquerque on Friday afternoon after a passenger attempted to break into the cockpit.

According to Albuquerque International Sunport officials, the passenger attempted to breach the cockpit but was unsuccessful. The plane safely landed in Albuquerque around 2:20 p.m. MT (1:20 p.m. CT) and the passenger was arrested by airport police.


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The plane has taken off again and is expected to land in Nashville by 5:35 p.m. local time.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

News 2 and sister station KRQE will provide updates as they become available.

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