A threat affecting planes originating in Houston prompted additional screening and course changes for at least two flights, ABC News has confirmed. The threat was found to be non-specific and non-credible.
First, a Delta flight from Houston to Atlanta was forced to delay takeoff this morning due to security concerns. Customers and baggage were re-screened, and the flight was allowed to take off after a short delay.
Then, an American Eagle flight from Houston to Los Angeles with 71 on board landed and parked at a remote location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after officials became aware of a threat. Video appeared to show law enforcement officers approaching the aircraft with guns drawn.
An investigation to determine the person or persons responsible for the threat is in progress, according to a spokesperson for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect that the Delta flight didn't leave the gate before takeoff.