Florence Regional Airport

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FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a scantily clad woman shut down a regional airport for hours, resulting in flight cancellations.

Maj. Mike Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office says the woman was spotted on the grounds of the Florence Regional Airport on Sunday. Nunn says she ran through the tarmac and into a nearby wooded area. Dogs with the sheriff's canine unit found her in a storm ditch.

Airport public safety officer Lee Marsh says she was only wearing underwear. He says the airport was closed for more than 2 hours during the search. An American Airlines flight from Charlotte was sent back and canceled, along with a flight headed to Charlotte.

Nunn says the woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and isn't expected to be charged.

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