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AE plane lands at Monroe Regional after threat


MONROE, La. (AP) - An American Eagle plane has landed at Monroe Regional Airport after a note about a bomb threat was found.

The FBI, in a statement, said the threat was in a note found inside the plane's bathroom. "The note stated that the bomb would detonate upon landing," the FBI said.

FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said 15 passengers and three crew members were aboard the commuter aircraft that landed safely Tuesday morning.

"No devices were found on board the aircraft after a search by the Monroe Police Department's bomb squad," the FBI said.

Flight 3648 departed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 9:18 a.m. and landed in Monroe at 10:29 a.m., said Matt Miller, a spokesman for American Airlines. The FBI said the Embraer 140 originated from Springfield, Ill.

Romig said agents interviewed 15 passengers and three crew members, but no suspects were immediately identified.

The airport was temporarily shut down, with flights diverted to Jackson, Miss., but has since reopened, the FBI said.

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