American Eagle plane from DFW lands at La. airport after threat

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Associated Press

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 3:58 PM

MONROE, La. (AP) — An American Eagle plane landed at a Louisiana airport after a note about a bomb threat was found.

The airport was shut down for about two hours and the plane was evacuated safely Tuesday afternoon.

FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said 15 passengers and three crew members were aboard a commuter aircraft that landed Tuesday morning. In a statement, American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said the Embraer 140 departed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 9:18 a.m. and landed at Monroe Regional Airport at 10:29 a.m.

Romig said no device was found aboard Flight 3648. She says agents were interviewing 15 passengers and three crew members but no suspects were immediately identified.

The News-Star reports air traffic was being diverted to Jackson, Miss.

Miller said further details would come from law enforcement.

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