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Passenger's injury diverts American Airlines flight to RDU

Posted October 21, 2014 9:13 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2014 10:52 p.m. EDT

— An American Airlines passenger was hospitalized Tuesday night after his stab wound was reopened mid-flight, causing the plane to make an unscheduled stop at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The passenger, who boarded American Airlines flight 2372 from Miami to Boston, was stabbed earlier Tuesday, but was treated at a hospital and was medically cleared to fly, officials said. 

After the wound reopened, the passenger required immediate medical attention, which led to the plane landing at RDU, officials said.

The passenger's condition was not immediately known.