JetBlue flight to Las Vegas diverted after alleged fight

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JetBlue flight to Las Vegas diverted after alleged fight

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Jun 14, 2014

A JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy airport in New York to Las Vegas was diverted Saturday morning after a passenger on board reportedly got into a fight with a flight attendant.

A fellow passenger captured the incident on a cell phone camera. (Watch it above)

JetBlue released the following statement:

"Due to a customer issue, the Captain on JetBlue flight #211 JFK-Las Vegas elected to divert to Detroit this morning in an abundance of caution.

"The flight departed Kennedy at about 7 a.m. and arrived into Detroit at 8:30 a.m. where it was met by local authorities," the statement continued.

"The customer in question was removed from the flight. The aircraft then continued on to Las Vegas after about two hours on the ground.

"The flight should arrive in Vegas around 11:30 a.m. local time."