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2 Jets at JFK Searched After Bogus Threats

Monday, September 17, 2012

Authorities say two commercial passenger jets have been searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of an anonymous phone call claiming explosives were on them. They say no explosives have been found.

Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico says Port Authority police received telephone threats regarding Finnair Flight 5 from Helsinki and American Airlines Flight 24 from San Francisco Monday afternoon.

Both planes landed without incident and were immediately searched, but no explosives were found. Police say both flights have been cleared.

Marsico says there was "minimal" impact to flights going in and out of JFK.

Earlier this month, Philadelphia police aborted a Dallas-bound flight after someone called to report explosives. They blame the call on a man angry at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

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