FBI responds to domestic violence report on Denver-bound Southwest flight

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Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport

DENVER — A flight from Las Vegas to Denver was held up at the gate early Thursday morning after reports that a domestic violence incident had occurred on board.

According to the Denver International Airport media line, the Southwest flight arrived as scheduled around midnight from Las Vegas. That’s when officials from the Denver Police Department, FBI and the Transportation Safety Administration were called on board.

All passengers were asked to remain on plane because the police and FBI had to question passengers where they were seated, as Southwest doesn’t have assigned seating.

A Southwest spokesperson confirmed the report of an altercation between two passengers. The airline said it was uncertain if the two passengers were held after leaving the aircraft, but said they did face police and FBI questioning before deplaning.

Neither the airport nor Southwest commented on the identity of the two passengers, and the Denver Police Department is yet to confirm if charges were filed against them.