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Flight to BWI diverted due to passenger's 'suspicious behavior'

A Southwest flight carrying 115 passengers from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to BWI Airport was diverted to Nashville International Airport due to a passenger's "suspicious behavior," an airline spokesman said.

Flight 1307 was scheduled to leave the Albuquerque airport at 8:55 a.m. Saturday to BWI but was diverted due to a passenger's actions, said Chris Mainz, a Southwest spokesman.

He said the passenger "caused some concern" and the plane was diverted as "an abundance of caution."

He would not elaborate on the passenger's actions, but said the passenger did not continue on the flight to Baltimore.

In Nashville, passengers were re-screened and authorities completed a "very thorough rechecking of the plane," Mainz said. Nothing suspicious was found.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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