Southwest Airlines put a pilot on paid leave after he allegedly showed up at an airport with alcohol on his breath.
Dallas-based Southwest declined to identify the pilot. The internal investigation continues.
Harbin says the pilot was stopped at a checkpoint after two travelers alerted Transportation Security Administration screeners to the possibility he'd been drinking.
Harbin says the pilot -- after being confronted -- called in sick.
The Columbus Dispatch reports an airport police report says that the pilot fled to a bathroom and changed out of his Southwest jacket and hat -- then called in sick.
Federal regulations bar a pilot from operating a plane within eight hours of drinking alcohol.