Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight

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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:58 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed.

The passenger on the American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London alerted crew members about the network Sunday night, and the plane returned to the gate.

KABC-TV reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/qg4q297 ) that the hotspot was called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork" and that passengers were kept onboard for several hours amid the investigation.

Los Angeles airport police said Monday that "no crime was committed and no further action will be taken."

Federal authorities who took over the investigation had nothing add Monday morning.

An American Airlines spokesman says the flight was rescheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.