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Frustration boils over after planes stranded at Pueblo airport

PUEBLO, Colo. - Police were called to the Pueblo Airport Wednesday night after passengers who spent several hours stuck on diverted planes started to become heated.

Officers were called to the airport around 10:30 p.m.

Police say that approximately 170 people were stranded at the airport after their flights were diverted because of bad weather. They say the passengers spent several frustrating hours waiting in the parked planes.

When the passengers finally got off of their planes, they learned that most of the hotel rooms in Pueblo were full because of several events happening in the city.

Did you spend Wednesday night in Pueblo after your flight was diverted? We want to hear from you. E-mail krdonews@krdo.com or call 719-575-6285.

The police department says it worked with the sheriff's office, the Red Cross, and CSU Pueblo to help the passengers find food, drinks and a place to sleep.

Many of the passengers spent the night in the dorms at CSU Pueblo. Others slept at the Econolodge in Pueblo West.

The police department says one officer bought baby items for families with infants.

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