According to Fox 28, a plane was diverted to Port Columbus International Airport after an unruly passenger made threatening statements, an airport spokesperson said.
The incident happened about 11 a.m. Thursday. The Columbus Division of Fire and bomb squad techs were sweeping the jet about 12:45 p.m.
The United Express flight departed from St. Louis International Airport en route to Washington Dulles International Airport. The flight left St. Louis about 10 a.m. EST.
While there’s been no official word on what exactly the passenger said, it was enough that the flight crew thought it best to land. No further details about the passenger have been released. Officials have not commented on the passenger’s current whereabouts.
Just before noon, the aircraft had been deplaned and passengers were gathered around a shuttle bus on the tarmac.
It’s possible some flight departures or arrivals could be delayed. If you are departing from Port Columbus Thursday, it’s advised that you contact your airline to find out if your flight is being impacted by this situation.