NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities have given the all-clear following a bomb threat Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
American Airlines Flight 67 from Barcelona had about 200 passengers and nine crew members on board when it safely landed around noon.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
The plane didn’t pull up to the gate after landing, but instead stayed out near the tarmac so police could conduct a search, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
The threat was made over the phone, Port Authority police said.
Port Authority police, a bomb-sniffing dog and the NYPD gave the plane, its baggage and cargo a complete top to bottom search, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported. Port Authority gave the all-clear after nothing suspicious was found.
The passengers evacuated down a mobile staircase and onto buses.