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Delta Flight from Jacksonville to Atlanta Delayed Due to Threatening Note

5:45 PM, Sep 20, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The woman who single-handedly delayed a flight to Atlanta for nearly two hours this morning may have mental problems.

Director of Aviation Security at Jacksonville International Airport Wayne Clark said today that he believes the woman is on medication for her problems, and that was part of the reason behind the decision to Baker Act her.

Delta flight 2380 was scheduled to leave from JIA to Atlanta at 10:10 this morning, but the woman, whose identity has not been released, handed a flight attendant a threatening note, Clark said.

Security officials are not saying what the threat was, but Clark said they called in the FBI due to the seriousness of the note.

The flight crew evacuated the plane, a Boeing 757, and airport police checked it with the help of K-9 units.

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The woman was arrested, and just after noon, the plane was cleared to go. It landed safely in Atlanta at 1:12 p.m..

The FBI and the State Attorney's Office are working together to determine which charges to file against the woman, Clark said.

FBI Special Agent Rick Dent said, "We are aware of the incident," but added that he can't offer any further comment.

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