FBI: No Bombs Found on Planes in Atlanta After Threat

25 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bomb squads sweep Atlanta airport, fighter jets scrambled after threats on Twitter.

ATLANTA (AP) — Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta’s main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.NORAD fighter jets safely escorted two passenger planes to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after credible bomb threats aboard the flights Saturday, according to WSB-TV.

The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived at Atlanta from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon, said Reese McCranie, a spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The threats were made on Twitter, the station said. “Due a security situation, the aircraft operating Flight 2492 was taken to a remote area of the airport where Customers and the aircraft are being rescreened.

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, was partly shut down Saturday after Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492 landed there safely, and bomb squads with canine units were sent to search the planes for explosives. NORAD Media Relations Specialist, Preston Schlachter, confirmed to local NBC-affiliated channel WXIA-TV that two F-16 jets had been launched from the McIntire Air Force Base in South Carolina as a “precautionary measure” and escorted the planes.

An airport spokesman was quoted as saying “we believe the threats to be credible.” It was later revealed that the threats in question were made via Twitter. Can you help me find it?” “Zortic” even elaborated on how the bomb was allegedly smuggled through airport security onto the Delta flight, and where it was placed in the plane. “Everyone will know when it’s detonated,” he claimed.

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