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Police assess possible threat to jet at Los Angeles airport

(Associated Press) - May 25, 2016 - 1:29am

LOS ANGELES — SWAT officers and a police dog are investigating a possible threat aboard a jetliner that landed at Los Angeles International Airport after a trip from Houston.

Airport police Officer Rob Pedregon says the Transportation Security Administration received a phone call Tuesday about a possible threat to Compass Air Flight 5931. The plane was marked as American Eagle.

The plane arrived at 8:43 a.m. from Houston and was kept on the runway with all passengers on board. Seven SWAT officers and a dog have walked up a staircase and into the plane.

Pedregon did not have details about the threat.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the bureau is aware of the threat and precautionary measures are being taken.

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