FBI statement about bomb threat aboard Southwest flight

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- The FBI has released a statement about the bomb threat that caused a Southwest Airlines flight to be diverted to Sky Harbor International Airport.

Flight #2675 was on its way from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, when a bomb threat was phoned in.

The plane landed safely at approximately 3:40 p.m. All 143 passengers on board safely deplaned via airstairs. Once on the ground, they boarded buses to be transported from the area.

The FBI has released this statement regarding the incident:

"The FBI and law enforcement partners are responding to a telephonic bomb threat to an aircraft made this afternoon. The flight, destined for Texas, departed LAX at 2:12pm and was diverted to Phoenix for further investigation.

The flight landed safely in Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and the aircraft is being directed to an isolated area at the airport.  The FBI and law enforcement partners are  responding to conduct an investigation of the aircraft, as well as to determine the person/s responsible for the threat."