Se­cu­rity threat re­ported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight


A-Delta Air­lines flight that landed at a Denver air­port was di­rected to a re­mote taxi­way af­ter an un­spec­i­fied “po­ten­tial se­cu­rity threat” on­board and pas­sen­gers were ush­ered off the plane, but au­thor­i­ties later saw the threat as un­likely to be cred­i­ble.

Flight 1500, a Boe­ing 737 with 151 pas­sen­gers and six crew, landed roughly on time at Denver In­ter­na­tional Air­port from Detroit Met­ro­pol­i­tan Air­port at about 4:40 p.m., air­line spokesman Rus­sell Ca­son said.

The pas­sen­gers were quickly sent off the plane with­out their lug­gage and taken by bus to a sep­a­rate part of the air­port, where they were be­ing in­ter­viewed by the Federal Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (FBI) of­fi­cials. There were no re­ports of in­jury.

Af­ter screen­ing pas­sen­gers, crew and the plane, au­thor­i­ties said by 10 p.m. lo­cal time all trav­ellers were al­lowed to col­lect their bags and go on their way, with no ar­rests made. “We cur­rently do not be­lieve a cred­itable threat ex­isted to the flight,” said FBI spokesman Dave Joly.

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