Thai Airways jumbo jet returns to Stockholm to offload unruly passenger

A drunken Swedish passenger forced a commercial airliner to return to Stockholm on Saturday, just 30 minutes after it took off, police said Sunday.

Thai Airway's flight TG961 with 397 people onboard left Stockholm's Arlanda airport in the afternoon and was on its way to Bangkok when the passenger became unruly.

Cabin crew and passengers managed to overpower the 44-year-old man but the pilot elected to return to Stockholm after about 30 minutes in the air, police spokeswoman Yvonne Lindholm said.

The man was arrested by Arlanda police but was released after questioning, she said.

The Thai Boeing 747 left Arlanda again five hours later.

No one was injured during the incident, AP reported. V.A.