A United flight slated to travel from JFK International in NYC to Dulles International outside of D.C. was evacuated after the airline received a threatening tweet, reports the New York Daily News.
According to Port Authority Police Department officials, United Airline’s corporate security saw a tweet posted at 7:05 p.m. that read: “There is a bomb on a United Airlines Flight from JFK to Dulles.”
The flight, which was scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. takeoff, was already boarded when the tweet was spotted. All 49 passengers on board were evaluated and the FBI searched the plane for explosives.
Authorities were unable to locate any explosives and the flight eventually took off about two hours late.