United States: Southwest flight diverted after bomb threat

Posted on June 11, 2013 • Filed under: Terrorism, Travel Aviation, United-States

The Los Angeles Times reports that Southwest Flight 2675 left Los Angeles International Airport just after 2 p.m. Monday for a nonstop trip to Austin. Instead, it was diverted and landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, according to a statement by FBI officials in Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation said the aircraft was about an hour into its flight when officials at LAX received a threat by telephone. The threat was specific to the flight and made a vague reference to the Taliban, the sources said. Read article

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