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Plane evacuated after bomb scare

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A police bomb squad searched a Southwest Airlines jet Monday after a possible threat was reported on a flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, and the plane was diverted to Phoenix.

Flight 2675 landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at about 3 p.m., and authorities in Los Angeles asked Phoenix police to check out the possible threat, Sky Harbor officials said.

The plane’s crew and 143 passengers got off the plane and boarded several buses. All of the passengers were being interviewed by investigators, said Sgt. Steve Martos, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Sky Harbor spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said the plane was isolated on the tarmac away from terminals, and other flights were arriving and landing as scheduled.

It would probably take “a couple hours” for a bomb squad and police dogs to go through the plane, Martos said.

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. said the airline would accommodate passengers with other flights.

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