Bomb threat made against Southwest flight departing San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – Harbor police are investigating another threat made Tuesday morning against a Southwest Airlines plane.

The threat was made around 6 a.m. Tuesday against Southwest flight 682 from San Diego to Dallas. The plane’s departure was delayed from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. No passengers were on board the plane at the time of the threat.

Police are following standard operating procedures for this type of incident.

“The safety of air travelers is our top priority,” Harbor police said in a statement Tuesday morning. “The Airport Authority will work closely with the proper authorities as the investigation into this matter is conducted.”

This comes after dozens of threatening messages were posted on Twitter Monday claiming to have planted explosives on various Southwest Airlines planes.

The Twitter account sending the threatening messages was suspended by 6 p.m. Monday.

One of the threats named flight 4200 from San Diego to Dallas claiming to have a massive explosive on-board.

A representative for Southwest Airlines told Fox 5 they had received several threats all weekend long and were investigating them.  They also said the San Diego flight was in the air on its way to the destination.

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