updated 1/5/2009 11:24:07 AM ET 2009-01-05T16:24:07

Delta Air Lines says a man aboard a flight from Moscow to Atlanta was so unruly that the plane had to make an unscheduled stop in Canada.

Spokeswoman Susan Elliott says the passenger was taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after landing at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland.

She did not identify the passenger or describe what he did to make the captain decide to divert the plane.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the plane was carrying 206 passengers when it left Moscow early Sunday. It landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport at about 10 p.m., some four hours behind schedule.

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