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Austrian Airlines Passenger Facing Charges After Flight Diverted To Newfoundland

01/11/2016 10:56 EST | Updated 01/11/2016 11:59 EST
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An Austrian Airlines AG passenger aircraft, operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, takes off from Tegel airport, operated by Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Berlin's Tegel airport has subsisted by chance alone, defying the odds as passenger growth outpaces every other major hub in Western Europe. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.— A 35-year-old Israeli man is facing charges after an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to New York had to divert to St. John's, Newfoundland.

Police say they were called to the St. John's International Airport after the plane landed.

The passenger was removed from the plane and taken to hospital to be seen by a doctor.

He's facing several charges, including causing a disturbance and uttering threats.