Fight reported on Southwest flight from Austin to Chicago

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
(Courtesy @LisaBirkman)
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AUSTIN, Texas (WLS) -- At least one person was arrested after a reported fight on a Southwest fight from Austin, Texas, to Chicago.

Southwest Airlines released a statement saying Flight 3590 returned to Austin after takeoff due to "an altercation between two passengers." Southwest said local law enforcement met the aircraft at the gate at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Police said one person was arrested. A passenger on the flight tweeted that police escorted two people off the plane.

Southwest said the flight then departed for Chicago again and was expected to arrive three and a half hours behind schedule.

No details about the nature of the altercation, the cause of it, or any details about any persons involved have been released.