Small knife prompts emptying of plane

Story highlights

  • More than 220 people were rescreened
  • A small knife found by flight attendant forced pilots to return to the gate
A small knife found by a flight attendant forced the 221 people on an American Airlines flight out of Miami to be rescreened Wednesday, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Flight 905 had not yet taken off when pilots decided to return the plane back to the gate.
Local and federal authorities are investigating the incident.