A New Jersey-bound Delta Airlines flight had to return to Boston after police received a tip that a passenger allegedly made threats against the flight.
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A New Jersey-bound Delta plane was forced to return to a Boston airport Sunday after police received an anonymous tip that a passenger allegedly made threats against the flight, Massachusetts state authorities said.
The flight went back to Logan International Airport Sunday afternoon where an unidentified man was taken off Delta Airlines Flight 5770, according to the Massachusetts State Police, the Boston Herald reported.
The passenger’s two carry-on bags were searched by the state police bomb squad and bomb-sniffing canines, authorities said.
No weapons were found and the passenger didn’t check any luggage.
The flight was disrupted after “an anonymous third party caller” contacted a New Jersey police agency that a passenger “had allegedly made threats related to the safety of the flight,” state police reportedly said.
The man has not been charged as the investigation is ongoing, the Herald reported.
Delta Airlines referred questions about the incident to Republic Airways, which was operating the flight for Delta, according to the Boston Globe. Republic Airways apologized for the delay, the newspaper reported.
The flight took off again Sunday night en route to Newark Liberty International Airport, according to a flight tracker.