American News Dec 31, 2020 2:11 AM EST

Reports of possible bomb on flight from Jackson to Houston, 2 detained

A United Airlines flight from Jackson to Houston was diverted to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana after receiving reports of a possible bomb aboard.

Reports of possible bomb on flight from Jackson to Houston, 2 detained
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A United Airlines flight from Jackson, Mississippi to Houston, Texas was diverted to Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana after receiving reports of a possible bomb aboard.

The plane landed safely in Louisiana and the passengers were all deplaned, although passengers reported that the whole process took over half an hour once the plane had landed.

According to local outlet Click 2 Houston, two people of interest were detained regarding the incident and are currently being interviewed by authorities.

The airport's fire department, local police and bomb squad, the TSA, ambulance and the FBI all showed up at the scene.

The FBI said in a statement:

"FBI New Orleans is aware of the incident which occurred at the Alexandria, LA airport today. Through a coordinated effort involving our law enforcement partners, specifically the Louisiana State Police, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Transportation Security Administration, US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana, Rapides Parish Homeland Security, Rapides Parish District Attorney, and the England Airpark Authority we are thankful to report there was no threat to public safety and all diverted airline passengers have proceeded to their destinations."

United released their own statement:

"CommutAir flight 4344, operating as United Express from Jackson, Mississippi to Houston, diverted to Alexandria, Louisiana, due to a customer-related security issue. The flight landed safely and was met by local authorities who are investigating the matter further."

At this point, there is no word on whether there was any sort of an explosive device on the airplane.

This is a developing story

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