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(AMARILLO, Texas) — Six men were detained on Monday night after a verbal altercation prompted a plane to make an unscheduled stop on the way from San Diego to Chicago.

According to ABC affiliate KVII-TV, the plane was diverted to Rick Husband International Airport shortly before 11 p.m. CT Monday. Police said that several passengers reported feeling uncomfortable with the way the six men were treating crew members, and a verbal altercation followed.

The men are being held pending an investigation of the incident, and that there were no weapons involved and no injuries.

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