FBI: Bomb threat that grounded flight not credible

DENVER - Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported a bomb threat and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport. Officials from the FBI later determined the threat was not credible.

"We currently do not believe a creditable threat existed to the flight. Out of an abundance of caution security protocols were implemented and safety measures were closely followed," FBI spokesperson Dave Joly said.

Joly said passengers, their luggage and the aircraft were screened. Passengers were later released to claim their luggage and continue travel plans.

A passenger onboard Flight 1500 told 9NEWS that passengers were placed on a bus and taken to the terminal. Passengers were not allowed to retrieve items from the overhead bin when they deplaned.

Passengers told 9NEWS that a note, likely with the word "bomb," was found on the plane.

The plane was carrying 151 passengers and six crew members. The FBI will continue to investigate.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)


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