OKLAHOMA CITY – The Boston Celtics got a scare when they were told of a bomb threat on their private flight to Oklahoma City.
The Boston Globe reports the plane landed safely around 5 p.m. at Will Rogers World Airport, where players were told to leave their bags and proceed to their hotel. The plane and bags were searched, and players were still waiting for their luggage to be delivered Saturday evening.
Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss says the FBI is investigating the incident.
The newspaper says only a few team executives were aware of the threat during the flight and that others in the party were informed upon landing in Oklahoma City, where the Celtics face the Thunder on Sunday.
The team departed for Oklahoma City from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts.