Airline flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen

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Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:51 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen.

Airline officials say the woman was removed Thursday for "causing a disturbance."

The Chicago Fire Department was called to evaluate the man. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said in a statement that the man was not injured. He continued on the flight to New Hampshire, which was scheduled to leave Chicago's Midway International Airport at 1:15 p.m., but didn't depart until 3:04 p.m.

King said the woman who was removed was accommodated on another flight.