Bomb threat made against United plane at LAX
A London-bound United Airlines flight was searched Saturday evening at Los Angeles International Airport after someone phoned in a bomb threat directed at the aircraft, authorities said.
The threat against United Flight 934 was made from a pay phone about 6 p.m., according to sources familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about it.
The plane, a Boeing 777, was scheduled to depart for Heathrow Airport shortly before 6 p.m., according to United's online flight status report. According to the status report, "airport conditions" are preventing its departure.
The plane was taken to an isolated area at LAX, and a bomb squad used dogs to search the aircraft. [Updated at 9:19 p.m. Oct. 20: Nothing suspicious was found, law enforcement sources said.]
The FBI, Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Airport Police responded to the scene.
-- Andrew Blankstein