NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PIX11)—A Southwest Airlines jet was forced to make an unscheduled stop at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee, after airline officials say a man began behaving "suspiciously."
According to the Nashville Newspaper, The Tennessean, Southwest Flight 1307 was headed to Baltimore, Md., Saturday afternoon from Albuquerque Sunport , New Mexico, when -- in addition to his troubling behavior -- a suspicious, non-explosive object was found in the vicinity of the bathroom.
FBI agents say he visited twice, it was decided to better be safe than sorry. The incident turned out to be a false-alarm, and the passenger was sent on his way after being questioned. Authorities did not release his name, since -- in the end -- he wasn't charged with a crime.
The initial flight left Albuquerque, 9:15 a.m., Mountain Time, and was expected to touch down in Baltimore at approximately 3:40 p.m. Daylight Saving Time -- 117 people on board. The flight finally took off around 4 p.m. Central Time.
Keith Moses -- assistant FBI Special Agent in charge of the Nashville office -- praised the crew for their performance, adding "The flight attendants were on heightened alert because of the anniversary of 9/11 ... it was the right thing to do," Moses said.
Reporting by Shaun Griswold, KOB.com