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Off-duty Buffalo officer removed from Jet Blue flight

An intoxicated off-duty Buffalo police officer was removed from a Jet Blue flight just prior to takeoff by transit police earlier this month in Cheektowaga, according to authorities.

The female officer, who had been drinking alcohol, became combative and was handcuffed before being transported from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, police said. No criminal charges were placed against her and the plane took off without further incident.

Buffalo Police Department internal affairs investigators are reviewing the incident. The officer remains on active duty with the department, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Buffalo News is withholding her name because she was not criminally charged.