A Hurricane Katrina refugee attempted suicide aboard a flight bound for Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

The United Express flight originated in Houston, Texas, and was diverted to Nashville.

A captain with the 118th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard said the flight had eight evacuees on board. She said she didn't have any details about the suicide attempt.

The passenger who attempted suicide was taken to a hospital. Officials say that at the pilot's request, all passengers underwent a second security screening before the flight was resumed.