'Disruptive passengers' upset over apparent sick person cause flight to be diverted to Denver

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DENVER (KUSA) — A group of disruptive passengers caused a flight heading from Eagle County, Colorado to Newark, New Jersey to be diverted to Denver International Airport Sunday, according to United Airlines.

A spokesperson for the airline said a small group of disruptive passengers on flight 1562 failed to follow crew member instructions. After landing safely, the plane was met by law enforcement. The disruptive passengers were removed, and the plane continued on to Newark, according to the spokesperson.

The Denver Police Department said there were three passengers who were upset about a sick person on the plane.

9NEWS has learned the person was actually suffering from allergies and did not have a fever.

No one was arrested.