NORAD: Military Jets Safely Escort Flight to NYC
As just reported by Neil Cavuto, Fox News Channel received word of the disturbance on an American Airlines flight en route to New York City from LA Sunday afternoon - the same day as the destination city commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Below is the latest info from the Associated Press on the story, which was deemed to be not terror-related by law enforcement officials.
Associated Press (AP) -- A NORAD spokesman says two military aircraft were dispatched to intercept an American Airlines flight bound for New York from Los Angeles after a report of a disturbance.
Flight 34 landed safely after 4 p.m. Sunday. The
nature of the incident was unclear but a law enforcement official says it isn't thought to be terrorism.
The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The official says three passengers locked themselves in the bathroom and were still inside when the plane landed.
The FBI is responding to Kennedy Airport.
A spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command says confirmed the military aircraft intercepted the flight about 100 miles west of New York and shadow it until it landed.