American Airlines: Jet screened after 'non-credible threat' received

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 (Fox 11)

American Airlines says officials screened a jet at Los Angeles International Airport as a precaution after a "non-credible" threat was received about the flight from Houston.

Passengers were escorted from the twin-engine regional jet more than an hour after it landed without incident Tuesday morning. A SWAT team with a dog went through the plane, which was kept on a remote stretch of runway.

Passengers were put on buses to be taken to a terminal. American spokeswoman Polly Tracey says the airline hopes to have all passengers on their way shortly.

Airport police Officer Rob Pedregon says the Transportation Security Administration received a threat to the American Eagle flight operated by Compass Airlines.

Officials didn't release details about the possible threat.

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