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      Concern about electronic device diverts plane to St.Louis

      An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns.
      An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger's use of an electronic device.

      AN American spokeswoman says Flight 1691 arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday night, the man was removed, questioned by authorities and no threat was found.

      The jet carried 122 passengers and a five-member crew on a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport. She says another passenger became concerned about the man using a personal electronic device. Details weren't released on the device or the alleged security issue.

      The MD-80 resumed the flight without the man and arrived early Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

      The removed passenger would be put on another flight.