A federal law enforcement official says a phoned-in threat that kept a New York-bound jetliner from taking off from San Francisco has been deemed non-credible.
The official says a threat was called in to police about American Airlines Flight 24. FBI officials in San Francisco recorded the threat as a potential hijacking. The threat was relayed more broadly throughout the FBI as a potential bombing.
The official, who received an investigative update on the case, says any threat has been deemed not credible.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
Passengers were removed from the plane and taken by buses to a terminal where they were sent through security again.
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