Flight makes emergency landing at LaGuardia airport after pilot reports 'suspicious passenger and luggage on board'

A FLIGHT made an emergency landing at LaGuardia airport after the pilot reported a suspicious passenger and luggage on board.

Officials swarmed runway four at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Saturday afternoon following reports of a Republic Airways flight making an emergency landing.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed to The Sun that the pilot made the call after reporting a suspicious passenger and luggage on board.

According to the agency, Republic flight 4817 landed at LaGuardia from Indianapolis.

Officials said the plane was evacuated with passengers exiting on the runway.

The agency said no injuries were confirmed at the moment.

Footage from the scene showed runway four filled a large emergency service response team.

A video posted on social media showed a firefighter kneeling next to a man lying on his stomach as passengers gathered on the tarmac.

The New York City Fire Department confirmed their service was "requested to assist PAPD with a flight making an emergency landing" at LGA.

FDNY affirmed their operations concluded without incident shortly before 4pm local time.


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