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Monday
Jun202011

Plane Sweeped at Reagan National Airport Following Bomb Threat

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- A US Airways plane was deemed clear by FBI officials after landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Sunday afternoon following a bomb threat.

According to authorities, a verbal bomb threat was made regarding US Airways flight 2596 at a ticket counter in Dayton, Ohio -- where the plane originated.  Citing an FBI spokesperson, ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. reports that Dayton Airport Police have taken the woman who allegedly made the threat into custody on a "mental health hold."  No charges have been filed against her.

The bomb threat was received while the plane was approaching its destination, Reagan National Airport.  Upon landing safely, all 44 passengers on board were bused from the airplane to the terminal.

No hazards were found after officials sweeped the plane.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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