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Flight Diverted To DIA After Man Allegedly Hits Flight Attendant

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DENVER (CBS4)- A plane en route to Los Angeles from New York was diverted to Denver International Airport at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday after a passenger allegedly hit a flight attendant in the face.

American Airlines flight 21 was on its way to Los Angeles International Airport from JFK Airport when it was forced to at DIA.

The passenger, identified as Varoujan Khodjamirian, also allegedly made verbal threats, including “I kill your children, I kill your mother, I will beat you all down and kill you.”

Khodjamirian now faces federal charges. Witnesses said he was visibly drunk.

The flight continued on its way to LAX at about 11 p.m.

The FBI has not commented on the situation.

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