- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say nine people were treated for eye irritation after a jet made an emergency landing in south Alabama when passengers complained of itchy eyes and difficulty breathing.

The Boeing 737 landed around 6 p.m. at Mobile Regional Airport.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Danielle Bennett said the flight from Alexandria, La., to Miami was carrying ICE employees plus the flight crew. She said there were no detainees on board.

Bennett told The Associated Press that all of the passengers remained overnight in the Mobile area and left Alabama on Saturday.

Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesman Steve Huffman tells WPMI-TV that said that the nine people treated for eye irritation were doing well. He said another person was taken to a hospital to be treated for high blood pressure.



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