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NORAD Fighter Jets Escort Two Passenger Planes to Airport After Bomb Threats: Report (UPDATE: No Bombs Found)

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The affected planes were Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest flight 2492 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Image source: WSB-TV

UPDATE 6:45 p.m. EST: ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI said no bombs were found on planes.

Original story below:

NORAD fighter jets safely escorted two passenger planes to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after credible bomb threats aboard the flights Saturday, according to WSB-TV.

The affected planes were Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest flight 2492 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WSB said. The threats were made on Twitter, the station said.

Image source: WSB-TV

Both were on a taxiway awaiting a sweep by the Atlanta police bomb squad, WSB said.

Passengers on both flights will be interviewed and searched before they can leave the area, the FBI told WSB.

Southwest Airlines released the following statement Saturday afternoon:

"Due a security situation, the aircraft operating Flight 2492 was taken to a remote area of the airport where Customers and the aircraft are being rescreened. Our number one priority is the Safety of our Customers and People. We cannot comment on the nature of the security situation."

This is breaking news; updates will be added.

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