No Bombs Found on 2 Airplanes After Threats

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FBI searches for suspect in Atlanta airport bomb threats.

Bomb threats against two US airline flights prompted North American fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.US officials scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow a pair of commercial airliners after bomb threats were made against the flights on the social network Twitter.Fighter jets escorted two planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday afternoon, where they were met by a bomb squad and federal agents.

The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. Threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, had been deemed “credible”, Mr McCranie said. Several media outlets reported that a Twitter user going by the name Zortic wrote of planting bombs on the two planes, stating in a message to a Delta Twitter account, “I have a bomb on one of your planes, but I forgot which one when I left the airport. Can you help me find it?” The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled fighter jets from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina, said NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter. We cannot comment on the nature of the security situation.” He did say that Delta Flight 1156 was taken to a taxiway at the airport to have officials sweep the plane for security.

He said the plane was inbound to Atlanta from Portland and that Delta would rebook passengers who needed connections. “You could look out the window and see people with machine guns and all sorts of threatening things (and) bomb-sniffing dogs,” passenger Joe Larkin told Ferenandes. One was arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York from San Francisco, and another was departing the New York airport for Tel Aviv.

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