Plane held on NYC tarmac over passenger’s comment

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A plane destined for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been held on the tarmac at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while authorities investigate a comment by a passenger.

The Port Authority says the person was removed from the plane after making a remark to another passenger that was perceived as a threat. The person was in custody.

Authorities say the plane had pushed off from a gate at around 11 a.m. Monday.

The Port Authority said around 12:15 p.m. that the Spirit Airlines flight was expected to leave shortly.

 

Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com

 

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