Flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were temporarily halted after a threatening note was found on an American Airlines flight.
The details of the memo have not been revealed, but the Atlanta Police Department confirmed they were investigating the incident. Passengers on the flight were reportedly scheduled and shown at the gate before the airport operation returned to normal.
The incident happened early Saturday morning, according to a tweet released by Atlanta Airport. The American Airlines flight, headed for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport, apparently did not leave the port yet, and passengers were forced to fly out.
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According to the tweet “Just before 7am, before leaving the port, a threatening patch was found aboard an American Airlines airline on its way to DFW. Passengers were dropped off and shown at the gate again, and APD is on the scene to perform a safety sweep of the aircraft. "
The Atlanta Police Department confirmed the investigation on their Twitter account," We respond to a threatening remark found on an American Airlines airline heading toward Dallas at a T Concourse gate on ATL. Passengers have been dropped off and shown again. Officers shall conduct a safety sweep of the aircraft. "
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Hours later, the Atlanta Police Department updated and said," The threat update reported on American Airlines flights to Dallas this morning: Officers swept the plane. The & # 39; clear & # 39; is given. No threats found and no arrests. Thank you for your patience as we worked to ensure the safety of the passengers at our airport. "
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Atlanta Airport confirmed that the operations had returned to normal and posted," A temporary ground stop that had been in effect , has been lifted and operations at the airport are back to normal. "