LAX-bound flight diverted when passenger attacks flight attendant, air marshal

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An airline passenger, arrested after his assaults on an air marshal and a flight attendant caused a Los Angeles-bound flight to be diverted to Oklahoma City, is facing possible federal charges. Flight Delta 342 from the District of Columbia to Los Angeles International Airport had to make an emergency landing around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, where law enforcement took the man into custody, according to Fox 11. According to news reports, at some point the passenger became combative and allegedly assaulted a flight attendant. An air marshal intervened and the passenger then attacked the marshal, who was eventually able to subdue him. It is unclear what provoked the assaults. Delta Flight 342 landed at LAX just after 10:30 p.m. C
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