The incident took place on Delta Flight 365, taking off from Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“Situations like these are rare and unfortunate for the vast majority of our customers, and Delta has zero tolerance for unruly behavior at our airports and on board our aircraft,” Delta said. “We welcome our flight crew’s quick decision to redirect and handle the situation as soon as possible so the rest of our customers can resume their voyages.”
In its statement, Delta did not address the nature of the disruption.
The disruption comes amid an apparent increase in unruly passengers aboard planes since the pandemic began and mask mandates were implemented.