Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Shots Fired on Commercial Flight by Air Marshal

The story is still developing

Police: Shot fired on jet at Miami airport

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- A weapon was fired on an American Airlines plane as it was on the runway at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

The weapon was apparently fired by a federal air marshal on board the plane, which was on a stopover during a flight from Medellin, Colombia, to Orlando, Florida, police said.

The Boeing 757 was due to take off for Orlando at 2:18 p.m. ET.

Update: Officials say the man claimed to have a bomb and reached into his bag when shot.

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