A passenger aboard a Republic Airways aircraft from Indianapolis was taken into arrest on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport, shortly after the jet touched down Saturday afternoon.
Emergency Response at La Guardia Airport
A witness stated that the man was acting strangely and erratically, and the pilot declared an emergency landing shortly after 3 p.m.
Thomas Topousis, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, explained that the move was made in response to allegations from passengers about a fellow passenger acting suspiciously and erratically.
A man could be seen lying on the asphalt of a runway, face down, while two rescue workers knelt by his side in a video that was shared online. In all appearances, the man made no attempt to fight back.
There were other passengers who seemed confused by the situation as they were led off the plane.
According to an email sent out by the Department of Homeland Security of the United States, “nothing hazardous was on the aeroplane.”
Flight 4817 was Flying Under the Banner of American Airlines
Republic Airways stated Flight 4817 was flying under the banner of American Airlines and that the onboard issue occurred near the end of the flight, a roughly 2-hour travel from Indianapolis to LaGuardia.
According to a statement released by Republic Airways, “upon leaving the active runway, the aircraft halted on a taxiway and conducted a precautionary emergency evacuation.” Authorities and medical personnel met the plane on the runway, and the passenger was arrested.
No one on the flight of 76 passengers and 6 crew members was hurt.
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Eats and Drinks at the LGA Airport
Before your flight, you can choose from any of LGA’s 72 eateries, cafes, and grab-and-go options spread throughout the airport. If you arrive at the airport too early for check-in, you’ll have to choose between the one or two options available outside the secure area in every terminal (except Terminal B).
You can research restaurants before you arrive by visiting the airport’s website and searching for options pre- and post-security.
Internet Access and Power Outlets at New York’s LaGuardia Airport
The Wi-Fi at LGA is completely free and unlimited for all passengers and visitors. Select ” Free LGA WiFi” from your device’s list of available networks, then tap “Free Unlimited WiFi,” and you’ll be online in no time. Connectivity issues? Call the toll-free number, 800-880-4117, any time, day or night.