COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Authorities say a 73-year-oldman was escorted off a plane at the Charleston airport after crewmembers said he threatened former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford,who was seated next to him. An airport police report says flight attendants on the Deltaplane from New York said the man was making verbal threats againstSanford, who drew international attention in 2009 by vanishing forfive days and confessing afterward to an affair in Argentina. Charleston Aviation Authority Police Chief Al Britnell says theman from Cold Spring Harbor yelled about having friendsin politics and seemed irritated with passengers including Sanford. Britnell says the man was questioned and released with nocharges. Sanford did not immediately respond to a message seekingcomment. This article was written with Associated Press wire reports.