American Airlines Emergency Landing Due To Bomb Scare

On Thursday in St. Louis, an American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing due to a potential bomb threat.

The commercial flight departed from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, early in the morning.

The intended destination was Phoenix, Arizona, but the plane was abruptly landed in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jeff Lea, a spokesman for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, said the pilot from the Airbus A319 “requested to land and have a security check of the aircraft.”

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The FBI, local police, firefighters, and bomb-sniffing canine units were dispatched to the scene to investigate Flight 534. Luggage and equipment were searched, but authorities say they didn’t find anything.

FBI spokesman Rebecca Wu claims the agency is “still trying to sort it out.”

Meanwhile, local authorities refused to say what the threat was.

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein would also not comment on any details or facts about the source of the threat.

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