Not one but two credible bomb threats Saturday afternoon had two F-16 fighter jets scrambled to escort two airliners to the Atlanta airport. Affected were both a Southwest and a Delta flight.
Passengers were evacuated from the flights, searched and interviewed while bomb squads and canine units searched the planes.
The Delta flight originated in Portland, Ore., and the Southwest flight was coming in from Milwaukee, Wis.
A Delta flight from Atlanta was forced to land at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Jan. 17 after a bomb threat was made via Twitter, and another Delta flight was searched at JFK airport Jan. 19 after a threat was phoned in.
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WXIA in Atlanta has tracked down the threats, which were delivered via tweets. Remarkably, they’re all still live on Twitter.
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.