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JetBlue flight diverted because of 'unruly passenger'

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW: The passenger may have suffered an anxiety attack, a TSA source says
  • JetBlue Flight 691 was diverted to Washington-Dulles airport
  • The "unruly passenger" was arrested
  • The flight from Boston to Santa Domingo resumed after his arrest

Washington (CNN) -- A JetBlue Airways flight, bound from Boston to the Dominican Republic, was diverted to Washington-Dulles International Airport on Friday because of an "unruly passenger," the airline said.

The passenger may have suffered an anxiety attack during the flight, according to a TSA official familiar with the incident.

The passenger was taken into custody by law enforcement officers after the flight landed at 1:13 p.m., said JetBlue spokesman Steve Stampley.

The JetBlue Flight 691 resumed the scheduled trip to Santo Domingo at 2 p.m., Stampley said.

None of the crew members or 149 passengers were injured during the incident, he said.

CNN's Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve contributed to this report.