A "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Austin resulted in the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon, the FBI said. The flight was expected to land in Austin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, but was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where the plane was held in isolation. Laura Eimiller of the FBI's Los Angeles field office said the flight left Los Angeles International Airport at 2:12 p.m. before the threat was received by telephone. She didn't provide further details. "The FBI and law enforcement partners are responding to conduct an investigation of the aircraft, as well as to determine the person or persons responsible for the threat," Eimiller said in a statement. F-16s were scrambled out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson to monitor the flight as a precaution as it flew into Sky Harbor, according to NORAD officials.
Austin-bound flight grounded after bomb threat
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