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Southwest Airlines Passenger Kicked Off Flight For Poking Snoring Man With Pen

In this photo taken Friday, June 25, 2010  passengers traveling on Southwest Airlines watch as one plane waits to takeoff and
In this photo taken Friday, June 25, 2010 passengers traveling on Southwest Airlines watch as one plane waits to takeoff and another lands at Midway Airport in Chicago. Southwest Airlines Co. added an upbeat note to a strong quarter for the airline industry Thursday, July 29, 2010, by reporting a $112 million profit for spring and early summer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A woman was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight out of Chicago on Thursday after she grabbed a pen and poked the man snoring next to her.

The incident occurred aboard Flight 577 headed toward Boston at about 3:04 p.m., according to NBC Chicago. The woman was trying to silence her snoring seatmate and jabbed him repeatedly, Southwest spokesperson Brandy King told the station.

Firefighters were called in to evaluate the man, who wasn't seriously injured.

"The flight departed shortly after the passenger was removed," King said. "The passenger in question will be accommodated on a later flight."

The flight was delayed at Midway International Airport for two hours, according to ABC Chicago.

It wasn't immediately clear whether charges were being discussed.

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