The FBI said it received a phoned-in bomb threat targeting the plane. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Passengers deplane from Flight 2675. (Source: Passenger Zoom Horvath)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Phoenix police found no evidence of any threat aboard aboard a Southwest Airlines plane after a phoned-in bomb threat was received targeting the flight from Los Angeles to Austin, TX, Sgt. Steve Martos said Monday night.
"Nothing on concern was located onboard," Martos tweeted at about 8:20 p.m.
The flight left Los Angeles at 2:12 p.m. and was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for further investigation, said FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.
Flight 2675 landed safely, and 143 passengers were quickly escorted into shuttle buses. The plane was isolated to an area away from the terminals. The FBI has been questioning the passengers.
Law enforcement in Los Angeles requested help from Phoenix police.
"We take these (threats) seriously," Martos said.
Roadway restrictions have been lifted on the west side of Phoenix Sky Harbor, airport officials said.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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