Jets scrambled after tweeted bomb threats on two US flights

January 25, 2015 5:31 am
Police are searching two planes at Atlanta’s main airport after
authorities received what they described as credible bomb threats.
Atlanta International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said the threats
targeted a Delta flight and a Southwest flight that landed safely
McCranie said he did not have additional details about the nature of the threats, though he described them as “credible”.

A bomb squad and dog unit from the Atlanta Police Department were going to search both aircraft.
Schlachter from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
said a pair of F-16 fighter jets escorted the two planes to their
landing in Atlanta on Saturday
A threat posted to Twitter prompted the jets to be scrambled for the planes.
A Twitter user made threats earlier in the afternoon regarding smuggling bombs aboard the aircrafts.
Schlachter described the escort as a “precautionary measure”, and said the planes landed safely.

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