A man on a flight with former Governor Mark Sanford was detained after making verbal threats against the ex-governor, according to an AP report.
Authorities say an unidentified 73-year-old man was escorted off a plane at the Charleston airport after crew members said he threatened former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who was sitting next to him.
According to an airport police report, flight attendants on the Delta plane from New York said the man had made verbal threats against the ex-governor.
The man, said to be from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, yelled about having friends in politics and acted irritated with passengers, including Sanford.
Crew members called ahead to have officers waiting at the gate. Charleston Aviation Authority Police Chief Al Britnell says the man was questioned and released with no charges.