United Airlines plane

A United Airlines plane is seen. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A flight bound for Las Vegas was diverted Tuesday morning due to a "disruptive passenger" who also refused to wear a face covering, United Airlines said.

In an emailed statement, the airline said that United Flight 859 from Newark Liberty International Airport was diverted to Omaha in order to remove the passenger, who was "refusing to comply with United's face covering policy."

"The aircraft was met by law enforcement, the passenger was removed and the flight has redeparted for Las Vegas," United said.

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(4) comments

Ginger

Why waist time diverting....open the aircraft door, and let the moron take a giant step for mankind.....

False!

Ignorant POS

US Army Veteran 3

And that one person caused hundreds of people to be delayed in their plans. A parachute would have been a better plan for them.

You don't like, bite me!

I know someone on that flight. They plan on suing that idiot who caused the plane to be diverted for knowingly and willingly endangering their health.

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