updated 3/10/2010 2:01:03 PM ET 2010-03-10T19:01:03

Authorities say a flight from Miami to the Dominican Republic had to return to an airport gate because of an unruly passenger.

Miami International Airport spokesman Greg Chin says American Airlines flight 683, bound for Santiago, made its way to the runway Wednesday. But shortly after leaving the gates, the pilot turned the plane around.

American Airlines spokeswoman Martha Pantin said the passenger had refused to follow crew member instructions and was taken off the plane. It was allowed to continue to its destination.

In an e-mail, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said the passenger won't face criminal charges.

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