In a statement released to the Star-Advertiser, Hawaiian Airlines officials said the complaint came about an hour into the flight. The airline described the man as an "unruly passenger."
"Our flight crews are responsible for the safety and comfort of all passengers on board our flights, and the captain in charge of the aircraft is entrusted with determining when it's best to deplane an anxious or unruly passenger," the airline said. "Diverting a fight is clearly not our first choice, but our crew felt it was necessary in this case to divert to Los Angeles and deplane the passenger before beginning to fly over the Pacific Ocean."
Airport police met the plane at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:20 a.m., the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported. Two officers escorted the man off the plane, and a subsequent investigation determined that "no credible threats were made and no laws were broken," according to the newspaper.
The man was later able to take another flight, according to the Times.