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No Device Found After Threat on Two Flights at JFK

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Authorities checked and cleared two Delta planes at New York City's JFK airport late Monday after the airline received a threat for a flight number shared by the two aircraft, officials said. The flights were later cleared, the FBI said.

There was no evidence to suggest that the threat was real, a law enforcement official told NBC News, but authorities followed protocol in such cases.

Delta Flight 468 refers to routes from San Francisco to JFK and from JFK to Tel Aviv. Another airline received an anonymous bomb threat for the flight number, said Lindsay McDuff, a spokeswoman for Delta Airlines. The person reported that an explosive device was onboard, suggesting it might be a pipe bomb, sources told NBC News.

Both flights were checked and cleared by authorities, said Joe Pentangelo, a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Read more at NBCNews.com

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