Four men were escorted off a Delta Air Lines plane at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C., Friday morning. The flight was bound for Detroit Metropolitan-Wayne County Airport.
The men were removed from the plane and interviewed after a report of suspicious behavior, Andrew Ames, an FBI spokesman, told The Daily Caller, noting that there are currently few details.
The incident “has been resolved,” Ames said.
According to a passenger live-tweeting the incident, the four men were of Arab descent and did not re-board the plane. The FBI could not confirm those details.
“The 4 Arab men were taken off plane, searched by TSA agents, and escorted away by men in suits,” passenger Jason Kelly, @JasonKelly91, tweeted.
According to Kelly’s tweets the plane took off four hours late.
Delta did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment. A TSA spokesman directed TheDC to contact the FBI. Kelly did not answer when TheDC attempted to reach him via telephone.
UPDATE: ABC News reporter Steven Portnoy tweets: “false alarm. officials cleared the suspicious passengers. they were booked on the next flight to Detroit.”