NEW YORK (CBSMiami) — A Spirit Airlines jet headed for Fort Lauderdale was held on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport due to a passenger threat on Monday.

Flight 197, from LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale, was scheduled to depart at 10:45 a.m. Monday.

However, a flight attendant overheard a passenger make a comment, and the flight was moved to a separate part of the runway on the west side of the airport.

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

The passenger was removed from the plane and the flight was given the all clear to take off around 12:30 p.m.


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