NORAD Scrambles Military Jets to Escort Civilian Flight to NYC Over a "Disturbance"
NORAD scrambled jets this afternoon and escorted American Airlines Flight 34 to New York City for an undisclosed "disturbance". Reports coming out do not indicate a terror threat but officials are not taking any chances.
The incident happened on a flight from Los Angles to New York when three passengers refused to come out of the bathroom. Military jets intercepted the flight about 100 miles from NYC, and the passengers remained in the bathroom while the plane landed. The FBI also responded to the scene at the airport.
In a statement by the TSA, they were "notified of passengers allegedly behaving suspiciously" onboard the flight at about 3 p.m., and that the jets were scrambled "out of an abundance of caution." The flight landed safely just after 4pm.
Passengers on board the flight are being interviewed along with the "non compliant" passengers. Conflicting reports say jets were already in flight over New York City and Washington due to 9/11 security precautions and NORAD said it had scrambled jets to intercept the flight.
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