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US: California flight diverted after man tries to open door mid-flight

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento was rerouted to Omaha, Nebraska after a passenger tried to open a cabin door during flight, authorities said on Monday.

The Sunday flight set down at the Eppley Airfield after an unruly passenger, identified as Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, pushed past a flight attendant and tried to open one of the rear doors while the plane was flying, according to papers filed by the Nebraska U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court.

"Some gentleman just decided that he wanted us to visit the Lord today, and decided to open up the back hatch of Southwest Airlines flight while we were already up in the air," said Monique Lawler who was on the flight, according to an interview with KABC-TV in California.

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