No threat found on both diverted flights from US to Paris

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Two Air France Flights Diverted After Bomb Threats

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities cleared both Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. that had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off.

Air France Flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Air France said in a statement. At about the same time a second flight, Air France 55, took off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington and was diverted to Halifax on Canada's East Coast, officials said.

Passengers got off both planes safely and were taken to terminals.

American authorities investigated and found no credible threat, according to an FBI statement released late Tuesday night.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said investigators found no evidence of an explosive device after they searched the plane and luggage.

Passengers in the Utah airport were boarding their plane again around 11:30 p.m., Salt Lake airport spokeswoman Bianca Shreeve said.

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A police officer and a dog walk in the terminal at Halifax Stanfield International Airport after an Air France plane was diverted to the airport near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off, but both planes landed safely in North America, officials said. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
An Air France plane sits on the tarmac after it was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off, but both planes landed safely in North America, officials said. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
In this image made from a video, passengers exit an Air France plane that was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats received, but both planes landed safely in North America, officials said. (Keith Rosso via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
An Air France plane sits on the tarmac after it was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats issued after they took off, but both planes landed safely. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Emergency vehicles are parked near an Air France plane that was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats issued after they took off, but both planes landed safely. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
Emergency vehicles are parked near an Air France plane that was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats issued after they took off, but both planes landed safely. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
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Keith Rosso of Santa Monica, California, a passenger on the flight from Los Angeles with his fiancee, said "everything was smooth, everything was great, everything was going swell" for the first two hours of the flight, then things changed.

"The flight attendants quickly came by and cleared plates, then there was an announcement that we were making an emergency landing and that the flight attendants were trained exactly for situations like this," Rosso told The Associated Press by phone from the airport in Salt Lake City.

He said he looked at the flight monitor at his seat and saw that "we had made a pretty sharp right turn - we had been almost near Canada - toward Salt Lake City."

Rosso said an FBI agent interviewed the passengers after the landing.

In Halifax, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police led the investigation.

RCMP Constable Mark Skinner said there were 262 people onboard that plane, which also received an anonymous threat. No further details on that threat were released.

"We received a complaint of a bomb threat and we responded to it," Skinner said.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport spokesman Peter Spurway said police cleared the plane. He said passengers will go through Canadian customs, pick up their baggage and be put up at hotels overnight.

"Air France will make a decision as to when it will depart," Spurway said.

The threats came after last week's attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and heightened security concerns around the world.


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