Miami-Dade County

Plane evacuated, delayed after fight between two passengers

An argument between two passengers on an American Airlines flight leaving from Miami International Airport caused authorities to evacuate the plane and delay the flight for about two hours.

Miami-Dade police said they were told that one of the passengers made reference to a bomb.

Cesar Ahumada, who was on the flight, said the captain made an announcement that someone had “muttered something that sounded like a threat.” Ahumada said the man was then escorted away by police.

The flight was scheduled to leave at 12:20 to go to Los Angeles. It was cleared by about 2 p.m. and scheduled to start boarding.

Miami-Dade police did not immediately release information on whether any arrests were made.

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