Police: Passenger arrested after shoving flight attendant

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Authorities say a man was arrested and removed from a Southwest Airlines flight about to depart from Phoenix to Denver after he repeatedly ignored requests to fasten his seat belt and shoved a flight attendant.

Police say 58-year-old David Clyne Dutson of Tucson was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault Wednesday night at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

A police probable-cause statement says all passengers were taken off the flight after Dutson refused to leave the plane and then police arrested him.

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Dutson was released from jail Thursday after making an initial court appearance, during which the case was dismissed, but in a way that could allow it to be filed again.

Court records don't list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegation and there's no phone listing under his name.

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