Disruption About Sneezing Flier Spurs Plane Diversion

The Associated Press reports:

A commercial flight from Colorado ski country to Newark, New Jersey made an unscheduled stop in Denver after several passengers became disruptive because they were seated next to someone who they thought was sick, officials said.

Three passengers failed to follow crewmember instructions after growing upset about being seated next to the supposedly sick passenger.

The “sick” passenger in question was apparently suffering from allergy symptoms, and was screened for a fever onboard which came back negative. The three unruly passengers were removed by police in Denver, while the remaining passengers and crew continued on to Newark.