Four people removed Tuesday morning from a Chicago-bound Spirit Airlines flight at BWI Marshall Airport amid concerns about a potential threat were released without charges after being questioned, Maryland Transportation Authority police said.
A female passenger told the flight crew she saw suspicious activity, which turned out to be someone watching a news report on a smartphone, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the authority's police department, which patrols the airport.
"Everything added up to create a situation where she felt concerned," Green said of the witness. "Everything was done in the interest of safety."
Spirit Flight 969 was...
This is a view of a Southwest Airlines jet from the newly renovated BWI Observation Gallery.