Plane Diverted at JFK After Bomb Threat: Police

An airplane was taken to a remote area of JFK International Airport to be searched Sunday after authorities received a bomb threat, police say.

American Airlines Flight 67 from Barcelona was met on the runway by first responders, and the plane was towed to a secure area off the runway, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police. Nothing dangerous was found on the flight. 

Passengers exited the plane and were interviewed by officials before being loaded onto a bus and brought to customs, Pentangelo said.

Passengers said the pilot made an announcement about a bomb threat, but they weren't told the threat was about their specific flight.

"There was no panic," said passenger Dave Brubaker. "Nobody felt like, 'Oh something terrible's going to happen.' It seemed like it was not credible."

American Airlines apologized to the 200 passengers on Flight 67 for any inconvenience on what is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.

-- Jonathan Dienst and Ida Siegal contributed to this report.

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