I just heard about the incident in an e-mail from Gothamist which included a video from ABC News.
The flight took off at 6:20 AM and the passenger “lost it” around 90 minutes in. He was flying with family members and started yelling at everyone onboard. One passenger said the man woke up out of nowhere and started flipping out.
In the video you can hear the man’s daughter repeatedly asking him to stop it as he got up and lunged at flight attendants trying to calm him down. Just as this happened, the flight attendants quickly subdued and cuffed him.
The flight was diverted to Detroit and the passenger was brought to Oakwood Hospital by the police.
Passengers were forced to sit on the tarmac for 2 hours before taking off for Las Vegas.
Check out the ABC News Video:
Check out the Gothamist article here where I first heard about the story.