False alarm at N.Y. airport after phone tip

4:37 PM, Jul 28, 2012   |    comments
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ARMONK, N.Y. -- Authorities say two Atlanta-bound planes were cleared for takeoff after a caller advised police of possible explosives on board.

A Westchester County Airport spokesman says a caller told officials he overheard two men talking about explosives aboard a flight to Atlanta on Friday at 7 p.m. As a precaution, police searched two Atlanta-bound planes with bomb-sniffing dogs and re-screened all luggage.

No explosives were found.

The flights were delayed for about two hours and took off at about 9:30 p.m. Police are investigating the phone tip.

(Associated Press)

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