Bomb threat prompts airplane search at LAX

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched an airplane scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport after someone called police and made a bomb threat.

The airport’s police Sgt. Belinda Nettles said in a statement that the aircraft was taken to a remote area on the airfield after the threat was made around 4:40 p.m. Saturday. She said the bomb squad searched the plane as a precaution.

Nettles did not specify the flight, but the Los Angeles Times reports that it is a United Airlines flight bound for London’s Heathrow Airport. It’s not immediately known how many people were aboard the Boeing 777.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents were trying to determine who made the call to police.

A call to United Airlines was not immediately returned.

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