A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Omaha has been sentenced.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska says 24-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, of Oswego, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to three years of supervised released and ordered to pay $4,400 in restitution to Southwest Airlines. He already served nearly seven months in federal prison.
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Suggs was charged in April 2014 with interfering with the crew of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight. The plane had to land in Omaha so Suggs could be removed.
Authorities say Suggs refused to return to his seat, as instructed, before trying to open a door. The incident occurred about an hour into the flight.
An attorney for Suggs was unavailable to comment on his behalf Friday.