HOUSTON — An international flight had to divert to Houston to remove three passengers early Thursday morning.
An official confirmed with KHOU 11 News that the plane landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport to take the passengers into custody. The flight was traveling from Toronto to Mexico City but landed in Houston around 3:30 a.m.
According to the official, the three passengers were under the influence and caused a disturbance on the flight. They were removed from the plane and taken into custody by Houston police.
"The three became belligerent, wouldn’t put their masks back on, and were rude and confrontational with flight staff," an HPD public information officer told KHOU. "The flight attendant advised the pilot who then made the decision to divert the flight to Bush Intercontinental."
A man and woman were taken to a sobering center. Another man was handed over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection because he was not allowed to enter the United States. It wasn't clear why.
No one was charged in connection with the incident.