LOS ANGELES — Passengers were safely led off a plane that landed Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport after officials received a bomb threat about the flight.
The airport got a notification from TSA of a phone threat made to a call center in Houston regarding an American Eagle Flight 5931, said Officer Rob Pedregon with the LAX police department.
The plane, an Embraer 170 jet, landed safely at LAX and it was moved to a remote location, where authorities were assessing the situation.
Authorities went inside the plane about 9:35 a.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene about 9:50 a.m. to help passengers get off the plane. Buses also arrived at the area.
After about half an hour, passengers were led down a gangway and past a bomb sniffing dog. By 10:10 a.m., everyone had safely left the plane.