According to AA officials, the passenger attempted to open the emergency exit door mid-flight. Airline officials said the crew contacted law enforcement and landed the plane in St. Louis.
In a video taken by another passenger, authorities are seen escorting the man off the plane in handcuffs.
VIDEO: Police remove unruly passenger from American Airline flight after making emergency landing
American Airlines confirmed the emergency landing Tuesday night.
"An American flight from O'Hare made an emergency landing in St. Louis tonight because of an unruly passenger," AA spokesperson, Gianna Urgo said.
No injuries were reported.
The plane was rerouted to Dallas from St. Louis Tuesday night.