Flight into Tampa diverted for 'unruly' passenger

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Southwest Airlines confirmed an "unruly" passenger caused the crew of a flight from Nashville to Tampa to divert the plane to Birmingham. 

Video provided to FOX 13 shows a man being taken off of the plane by law enforcement officers.

In a statement, Southwest says it happened Friday on flight 5024. Flight records show the plane took off from Nashville (BNA) at 5:14 p.m. and was diverted to Birmingham (BHM), arriving at 7:15 p.m.

WBRC FOX 6 News in Birmingham reports a flight attendant was assaulted by the unruly passenger, but local police were not sure if charges would be pressed.

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Police said the passenger was "highly intoxicated," according to reports. 

Southwest says once the man was removed, the flight continued to Tampa, arriving about an hour behind schedule.