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Airline: Passenger arrested at Midway for threatening statements

(CHICAGO) A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight was arrested at Midway Airport Tuesday after he made threatening statements during the flight, officials said.

The passenger, a male whose exact age was not disclosed, was arrested after Flight 2205 from Baltimore landed at Midway about 4:40 p.m., Southwest Airlines spokesman Bob Hughes said in an email Tuesday night.

Hughes said Chicago Police boarded the plane to make the arrest after the passenger “made threatening statements to a flight attendant.” However, the Chicago Police Office of News Affairs could not confirm the arrest Tuesday night.

Additional details were not immediately available.


Sen. Kirk: Ignoring Gaps Threatens Our Security

Sen. Mark Kirk joins Lauren Cohn and Bill Cameron in studio.

By U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)

After the recent terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS in Paris, I called on President Barack Obama to suspend our nation’s Syrian refugee program until officials can guarantee 100 percent that ISIS terrorists cannot enter the U.S. by posing as refugees. Given the facts, the need for a pause to protect national security is obvious.MORE