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AA jet from Newark diverts to St. Louis amid passenger concern

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger’s use of an electronic device.

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American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says Flight 1691 arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday night, the man was removed, questioned by authorities and no threat was found.

Huguely says the jet carried 122 passengers and a five-member crew on a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport. She says another passenger became concerned about the man using a personal electronic device. Details weren’t released on the device or the alleged security issue.

The MD-80 resumed the flight without the man and arrived early Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Huguely says the removed passenger would be put on another flight.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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