Man taken off plane at Reagan National
A man wanted in Delaware was taken off of a Spirit Airlines plane that had just landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday morning, officials said.
The man, who authorities did not name, had an open warrant for failing to appear in court, said Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
He was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. on the plane, which had come from Ft. Lauderdale.
Passengers were held at the gate for about 20 minutes while Authority police checked passengers' identifications, Yingling said. When they found their man, they took him into custody without incident.
Yingling said airport police were tipped off that the man was on the flight by another agency.
"Everything went smoothly," he said.
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