FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets

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Posted: Jan 25, 2015 1:57 PM
FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets

ATLANTA (AP) — An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Stephen Emmett told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is continuing to pursue leads in an effort to locate the individual responsible for the threats.

No bombs were found in searches of both planes after they landed safely in Atlanta on Saturday.

Airport officials say the threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived at Atlanta from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon.

Preston Schlachter, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said the threats were posted on the social media network Twitter.