Police: US Airways employee stowed away on flight

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    PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — Authorities say a US Airways employee was arrested in Pittsburgh after allegedly stowing away on an earlier flight from Florida to North Carolina.

    Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the employee was arrested shortly before noon after getting off a flight at Pittsburgh International Airport. He did not release the man’s name.

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    The Transportation Security Administration says it is investigating whether the employee improperly used his airport credentials to get on a flight traveling from Tampa, FL, to Charlotte. Police said he was spotted leaving the cargo area there.

    Moffatt says the employee apparently had a ticket for the flight to Pittsburgh. He says the man asked to be taken for a psychiatric evaluation after being taken into custody.

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

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