A passenger on a flight departing from Boston to Dulles International was released on his own recognizance after being arrested when other passengers reported that he had placed a suspicious package in the overhead bin.
Ognjen Milatovic, 35, of Hudson, refused the crew's request to hang up his cell phone and sit down on a US Airways Inc. flight Monday, police said.
Officials removed Milatovic and his carry-on luggage, which passengers said was making odd noises, as well as his checked luggage. No threat was found.
The University of North Florida mathematics and statistics professor was arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with operation of an aircraft. He is due back in court March 15. His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.