10:27 PM PT – Denver police tell TMZ that … the airport officials are responding to a call for an incident AA have responded by flying around 6:30 pm Friday night. We were told that local police have determined that the problem is more medical than anything else, and the unruly passenger was taken to a hospital.
It is unclear what his medical status is now or whether the guy was eventually arrested or not. The good news, however, is that no injuries have been reported by passengers, airline personnel or police officers. It looks like his stroke did not land.
9:31 PM PT – An American Airlines associate informs TMZ … "Flight 2408 was diverted because of a disruptive passenger diverted aircraft again." They also thanked their crew members for moving into chaos had taken care of their customers.
An American Airlines jet landed unscheduled on Friday after a passenger set fire to a joint and became super aggro.
We were told that the plane was on its way from Phoenix to Minneapolis, but one hour later the pilot went on the intercom and said they had to make an emergency landing in Denver for "a security problem in the background".
The passengers were a bit freaked out and tried to figure out what was going on. The buzzing in the cabin was that someone in the background said he told everyone around him that he had used cocaine. Then the guy with the dreads in the video to the back of the plane ran into the bathroom and locked the door.
The passengers told us that the flight attendants were very worried and crowded around the bathroom door, trying to lure the guy out. without success.
We learned that the guy was in the bathroom for 10 minutes and then, 5 minutes before the plane landed, left the bathroom and returned to his seat. He was very nervous and when the plane landed, police and paramedics went aboard.
Here's the video … You see the guy pull out a joint and a lighter and start smoking. The pilot then came to the intercom and asked the passengers in the first 13 rows to get off the plane so they could remove the man. As they leave, the guy beats one of the passengers.
They hear a passenger say that Raiders fans were on board to take care of the guy.
Cops and EMTs removed the guy, handcuffed him and put him on a stretcher. They hear him screaming, the handcuffs hurt him when he demanded the deliverance and shouted, "Take it off, it hurts, I'll kill you!"
About 2 hours later the plane was back in the air … on the way to Minneapolis.
Originally Published – 8:48 PM PT