Police: US Airways employee stowed away on flight

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Posted: Jun 15, 2011 7:11 PM
Police: US Airways employee stowed away on flight

Authorities say a US Airways employee was stopped in Pittsburgh after allegedly stowing away on an earlier flight from Florida to North Carolina.

Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the employee was stopped shortly before noon on Tuesday after getting off a flight at Pittsburgh International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says it's investigating whether the employee improperly used his airport credentials to get on a flight traveling from Tampa, Fla. to Charlotte, N.C. He was spotted leaving the cargo area. The employee's airport access credentials were revoked pending an investigation.

Moffatt says the employee, whose name was not released, apparently had a ticket for the flight to Pittsburgh. He says the man asked to be taken for a psychiatric evaluation. No charges are planned.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com