San Diego-bound flight diverted due to unruly passenger

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DENVER -- A San Diego-bound flight from Boston was diverted to Denver Tuesday night after an unruly intoxicated passenger made a threat.

The crew on Alaska Airlines Flight 769, which departed Boston Logan International Airport at 6:32 p.m. EST, asked the passenger to stop being disruptive. When the passenger made a threat, a decision was made to land at the nearest airport.

The plane arrived at Denver International Airport at 8:27 p.m. MST, according to Denver airport police were waiting at the gate to arrest the passenger.

After a delay of about 45 minutes, the plane was scheduled to arrive in San Diego at 10:22 p.m.

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