flagged her to agents

dhejejjeskms

Senior Member
Korean
Hello, everybody.

I was wondering if "flag" in the sentence below means "to call a penalty on" as I found out in a dictionary.
Would you let me know about that?
(It is from a BBC news article.)

Zhang told security at Mar-a-Lago that she was there to go to the pool, but later told a receptionist she was there for a United Nations event that prosecutors said she knew had been cancelled, according to court documents.
"Due to a potential language barrier issue," staff believed she was related to a club member and let her in, the documents said. But a receptionist who knew the event was off flagged her to agents.
Secret Service agents questioned Zhang after she was apprehended in the resort's
lobby.

Thank you so much.
 
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