August 1, 2015
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.
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