DEVELOPING: U.S. fighter jets were escorting Monday an Air France jet to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport after an anonymous threat, WABC reported.
Flight 22, which departed Charles de Gaulle in Paris, is expected to land at a secure location at the New York airport. Details of the reported threat were not immediately clear.
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two planes have been searched at New York’s Kennedy Airport after threats were made against the flights.
The FBI says U.S. military jets scrambled Monday morning to escort an Air France flight into the city after an anonymous caller claimed a chemical weapon was aboard the aircraft.
Authorities say the airliner landed safely and a search found no weapons.
They say a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight also was being checked out because of a threat.
The FBI says it believes the same caller made the threats and the airliners were being screened as a precaution.