PHOENIX (AP) The FBI says a "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Texas led to the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon.
Special Agent Manuel Johnson, a spokesman for the FBI's Phoenix division, says Flight 2675 left Los Angeles International Airport at 2:12 p.m. and was heading to Austin before the threat was received by telephone. He didn't elaborate.
The plane landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at about 3 p.m.
Phoenix police say a bomb squad and police dogs are going through the plane Monday evening while the 143 passengers who were on board are interviewed.
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