Man arrested at Tulsa airport, accused of groping woman and her daughter on flight

Plane forced to land after man allegedly sexually assaults passenger

TULSA, Okla. — The FBI is investigating an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport after an alleged sexual assault on Tuesday.

American Airlines flight 807 headed from Charlotte to Salt Lake City on Tuesday night were diverted to Tulsa.

American Airlines told FOX23 they made an emergency landing because a disruptive passenger had to be taken off the plane.  Passengers on board posted pictures on social media of a man being removed from the flight when it landed at TIA by Tulsa Airport Police.

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A woman on board the plane said she and her daughter were groped by the man sitting in their row of seats while they were both asleep.

Police arrested the man on complaints of public intoxication and later charged for sexual misconduct.

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