Passengers Deplane on Taxiway at New York's LaGuardia Airport After 'Potential Security Issue'

Passengers were evacuated from a plane that made an emergency landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Saturday, October 9, video posted to social media shows.

This footage was captured by Valeria Falcetta, who said that she was among the evacuated passengers on Saturday. It shows firefighters surrounding a man lying on the runway.

American Airlines said American Eagle flight 4817, which was traveling from Indianapolis to New York, deplaned on the taxiway after it arrived due to a “potential security issue,” according to reports.

Other video footage posted to social media shows a large emergency response on the runway. Credit: Valeria Falcetta via Storyful

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