[Updated at 5:53 p.m.] A trans-Atlantic Delta Air Lines flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, Tuesday when a passenger claimed he had explosives, law enforcement officials told CNN.
Federal air marshals on board Flight 273 took the passenger into custody, Delta's Susan Elliott said, and he was being questioned by authorities.
In addition to explosives, the detained passenger claimed he had false documents, two law enforcement officials told CNN. Investigators had found no explosives so far, they said.
The passenger, an American citizen, was not flagged on any databases, they said. The FBI is leading the investigation with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Transportation Security Administration and the Bangor Police Department, the officials said.
[Posted at 3:39 p.m.] A trans-Atlantic Delta Air Lines flight has been diverted to Bangor, Maine, because of a disruptive passenger, a Delta spokeswoman said Tuesday. Federal air marshals on board took the passenger into custody.
The jet was en route from Paris, France, to Atlanta, Georgia.