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Posted: March 17, 2015

'Disturbance' forces United Airlines flight to return to Washington

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

A United Airlines flight was forced to head back to Dulles International Airport near Washington shortly after takeoff Monday night due to an onboard "disturbance," an airport spokeswoman said.

KMGH-TV reported that a passenger aboard Flight 1074 to Denver "failed to comply with crew instructions," according to a United statement. After the Boeing 737 returned to Dulles about 10:40 p.m., law enforcement officials detained the passenger, who was then taken to the hospital, airport spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs said.

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A passenger told KMGH that a man had tried to rush the cockpit. An unverified video and photos posted to website Reddit appeared to show a man being subdued, the Washington Post reported.

Gibbs said officials found no weapons, and none of the flight's 33 passengers was hurt in the incident. 

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