Plane Evacuated at NYC's LaGuardia Airport Due to 'Security Incident' - Reports

© AP Photo / Craig RuttleChristopher Rhoads, Manager of Airport Operations/Aviation at LaGuardia Airport in New York, stands near an American Airlines passenger jet being served at gate 30, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, near newer construction at the airport, part of a multi-year, multi-billion dollar project that will modernize almost the entirety of the airport's departure and arrival terminals.
Christopher Rhoads, Manager of Airport Operations/Aviation at LaGuardia Airport in New York, stands near an American Airlines passenger jet being served at gate 30, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, near newer construction at the airport, part of a multi-year, multi-billion dollar project that will modernize almost the entirety of the airport's departure and arrival terminals. - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.10.2021
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All passengers are reportedly safe and sound following an emergency landing, while a suspect has been detained by the respective authorities.
A plane has been evacuated on the runway at New York City’s LaGuardia airport, US media reported on Saturday.
A "suspicious" package reportedly prompted the emergency landing of an Embraer Air E75 regional jet operated by Republic Airways.

"An Embraer Air E75 regional jet operating as Republic Airlines Flight 4817 and traveling from Indianapolis to New York City landed safely at LaGuardia Airport at approximately 3:03 p.m. local time after a security incident. All passengers are safely off the plane," the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Fox News.

American Airlines, which is partners with Republic Airways, has confirmed the incident took place.
One suspect behind the mysterious package was taken into custody, confirmed in a statement released by a local CBS affiliate.
“A Republic Airways aircraft, operating as American 4817, declared an emergency and landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport without incident in response to passenger behavior near the end of the flight,” the statement reportedly read.
Footage allegedly showing his arrest at the airport has emerged online.
The LaGuardia Airport later issued a statement on Twitter regarding the incident that, it said, involved a "disruptive passenger".
People on board reportedly told media that there were suspicions about a possible bomb threat or some other dangerous behavior from one of the passengers.
No more details concerning the actual contents of the package or the suspect's possible motives are known so far. The investigation is ongoing.
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