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JetBlue Flight Diverted Over Unruly Passenger

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A JetBlue Airways flight from Boston to the Dominican Republic had to land in the Washington, D.C., area Friday afternoon because of an unruly passenger, the company and federal officials said.

Flight 691 was diverted to Washington-Dulles International Airport and landed at 1:13 p.m., JetBlue spokesman Mateo Lleras said.

Lleras said the Transportation Safety Administration and local law enforcement were notified and the passenger was taken into custody. He said he could not be more specific about what the passenger was doing that forced the plane to land.

The passenger may have had an anxiety attack, according to a security official familiar with the incident who spoke on condition of anonymity because there had not been an official medical diagnosis.

No one was hurt. Lleras said the flight continued to Santo Domingo just before 2 p.m.

Sterling Man Dies after Being Pulled from River

A local Sterling man died after he was pulled out of Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, VA. The victim has not yet been identified, nor has the cause of the accident. Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman, Natatia Bledsoe, said it was likely that the victim had drowned, but it is possible that he had a medical condition. The investigation will continue.

A caller reported the victim went underwater on Sunday and a bystander pulled the man from the river and attempted CPR. The man was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and was declared dead shortly thereafter.