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LITTLE ROCK, AR – All airports in Arkansas were put on alert Tuesday over a report that someone might have been flying a stolen plane, according to Shane Carter, director of public affairs for Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Police said the report involves a single-engine plane that took off Monday from Saline County Regional Airport in Bryant, Arkansas, according to CNN affiliate KFSM.

Police had been called about the plane earlier, and responding deputies saw a pilot fueling the aircraft at the airport in central Arkansas. The pilot got into the plane and took off when he saw the deputies approaching, the Saline County Sheriff’s Department said, according to KFSM.

Information on why the deputies were called to the airport wasn’t immediately available.

CNN’s call to the sheriff’s department wasn’t immediately returned.

CNN’s Karan Olson contributed to this report.

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