Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

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A traveler walks past the application center before checking into Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York. AFP FILEFOTO

NEW YORK – A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency evacuation after it landed at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Saturday due to an unruly passenger, the airline said.

An Embraer E-175 with 78 passengers and four crew members on board en route to New York from Indianapolis “declared a state of emergency” toward the end of the flight and landed at LaGuardia without incident, Republic Airways said in a statement.

As he left the active runway, the plane stopped on a taxiway and made a “careful emergency evacuation.”

The passenger in question was arrested.

A spokesman for Republic Airways gave no details about the passenger’s behavior. Contacted by AFP, the New York airport authority did not respond immediately.

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