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January 18, 2019

Violent Passenger Forces United Flight To Divert To McAllen

A passenger who became violent and forced a United Airlines plane to make an unscheduled landing in McAllen Wednesday night will face a federal judge Friday. United Flight 1838 was on its way from Mexico City to Houston when the passenger, Miguel Soto Junior, began kicking a woman passenger. When the flight crew tried to calm him down, he struck one of the attendants. That prompted other passengers, including a DEA agent, to jump in, and they were able to restrain him until the plane arrived at McAllen Miller International Airport, where local authorities took him into custody. The 27-year-old […]

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