Drunk man diverts plane

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (WSFA) - A Vegas-bound plane makes an emergency landing after a passenger apparently took a gamble with too much alcohol.

United Airlines flight 223 left Dulles Airport in Virginia yesterday, headed for Sin City.

However, the pilot diverted to Denver after an unruly passenger tried to open an exterior door during the flight.

Passengers stepped in to keep the man under control and the plane eventually made it to Las Vegas.

The man was taken into custody in Denver.

According to the FBI, the man had been drinking alcohol before and during the flight.

He was sent in for a medical evaluation.

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