Two U.S. flights to Paris were diverted late Tuesday night due to bomb threats.
The flights, which departed from Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., did emergency landings in Salt Lake City and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
FBI Special Agent Todd Palmer of the Salt Lake City division said, “Several law enforcement agencies are working to determine the nature of the threats which caused the aircraft to divert.”
Air France said in a statement, “As a precautionary measure and to conduct all necessary security checks, Air France, applying the safety regulations in force, decided to request the landings of both aircraft. Local authorities are carrying out complete inspections of the aircraft, their passengers and their luggage. An investigation will be led by the authorities to identify the source of the telephone call.”
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H/T: New York Post