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Plane from Taiwan at LAX cleared after bomb threat, officials say

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LOS ANGELES — An EVA Air flight en route to Los Angeles from Taipei was the target Tuesday of a bomb threat that turned out to be false, authorities said.

Shortly after landing at LAX about 3:40 p.m., EVA Air Flight 12 was taken to a secure area as airport officials and federal agents investigated the threat, which was made via telephone, according to law enforcement sources, Los Angeles Times reported.

Los Angeles Airport Police and the LAPD inspected the plane, the passengers and luggage on board but found no explosives, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

Passengers were escorted off the plane around 5:30 p.m. and taken to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Eimiller said.

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