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Another United flight from LAX targeted with bomb threat

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For the second time in two weeks, a bomb threat was made against a United Airlines flight out of Los Angeles International Airport.

On Saturday evening, an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat on United Airlines Flight 934 scheduled to leave from LAX to London, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.

The plane, bound for Heathrow Airport, was moved to a secure part of LAX and was examined, according to the sources, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly. The sources said the call came from a woman using a Las Vegas payphone.

No device was found on the plane, the sources said. United Airlines reported a brief delay but said the flight was scheduled to depart 15 minutes late, at 8.50 p.m.

Two weeks ago, an anonymous caller -- reportedly a man using a payphone in New York -- warned of a bomb on the same United flight, prompting a bomb squad to search the airplane. No bomb was found.

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--Andrew Blankstein

Photo: LAX. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 
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