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Two Planes Evacuated in Seattle, Third Flight Diverted to Dallas


"a security concern"

SEATAC, Wash. (TheBlaze/AP) — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon.

Cooper said that out of an abundance of caution, passengers were bused to their gates from the airport's third runway.

Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern."

Spokesman Morgan Durrant did not give specifics about the nature of the concern on Flight 1061, saying the company would defer to authorities on providing further details. He says passengers exited the Boeing 737-900, which was being examined by authorities.

It was unclear if any of threats were connected.

Sunday's incidents came a day after NORAD fighter jets escorted a pair of planes to Atlanta's main airport due to bomb threats. Affected Saturday were Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest flight 2492 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No bombs were found.

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