No Threat Found On Delayed United Flight At LAX

Officials say there is no threat aboard a United Airlines aircraft that was cleared of passengers and searched in Los Angeles after a man ran to the restroom just before takeoff.

Los Angeles International Airport police say the passenger defied a flight attendant's order to remain seated because he urgently needed to use the restroom.

The man was taken off United Flight 22 Monday. the plane had been bound for New York.

LAX police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb says nothing was found on the plane or in the baggage of the man and his companion. The FBI says no charges are expected.

United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski says the flight is scheduled to take off in the afternoon.

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  • by B Location: G-Vegas on Sep 28, 2009 at 02:44 PM
    How is this George Bushs fault? As I recall he wasn't the one who hijacked those aircraft on 9-11. Now to the issue at hand, was this a little too much, most likely. Blame the right people, not a man who has kept this nation safe for the past 7 years!
  • by anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Holy Cow, the guy had to go to the bathroom. I can think of a lot of older men with this 'issue' and it doesn't mean they are security risks. But one person caused an expensive delay for the airline and its passengers. Thanks George Bush. Are you happy yet with the paranoia you have inspired????

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