Authorities are investigating how a woman has been able to board a Delta Air Lines flight from Orlando to Atlanta without a boarding pass or identification.
In a statement, the Orlando Police Department said officers responded to a suspicious person arriving at the airport on Saturday morning.
When the officers arrived, Delta representatives escorted the passenger off the aircraft after, according to the report, she was unable to produce a boarding pass for the plane.
Police demanded identification and boarding pass from the passenger. She said she had thrown away her ticket and had no id, the statement from the police said. The officers then led the passenger to the airport property to leave the bus.
In a statement, the Transportation Security Administration told CNN that before boarding the plane, the person was screened.
“We are working with law enforcement to investigate the aircraft incident and at this time will not provide any additional information,” said the TSA report.
According to the Orlando Police Department, the FBI has been informed and will be investigating the incident.
In a statement “for the delay after a person not ticked for that flight was removed from the aircraft,” Delta Air Lines apologised to Flight 1516 passengers. Everyone on board was screened as a precaution, the airline said.
“Delta is working on their investigation with local law enforcement and the Transportation Safety Administration, and we are also carrying out our own analysis of this,” said the statement from the airline. “Health is our top priority at all times.”