May 9th, 2012
02:55 AM ET

Threats halt 2 Southwest flights

Two Southwest Airlines flights from Orange County, California, to Phoenix were the subject of security scares Tuesday night - and authorities are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

Both planes were eventually cleared after officials determined a threat did not exist.

Southwest Airlines flight 811 was headed to Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport from John Wayne Airport when officials removed passengers and brought in a bomb squad and canine units to search the plane, said Laura Eimiller, FBI spokeswoman in the agency's Los Angeles office said.

"No threats of any kind" were found, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki.

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  1. TvNyC

    Halt all flights to crazy countries that want to bomb us. Also, let online poker players play but under one condition, the site has to be limited to only USA residents. No international deposits or withdraws. The point is you can tax them, and that money is staying in the USA.

    May 9, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. veteran

    @ tvnyc great idea problem is its to simple for politicians.Its a shame we have to live like that on the greatest country in the world.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Hello veteran, glad to see youre alive and well.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Two elderly gentlemen, who had been without se x for several years, decided they needed to visit a cat-house for some tail..... When they arrived, the madam took one look at them and decided she wasn't going to waste any of her girls on these two old men.

    So she used "blow-up" dolls instead. She put the dolls in each man's room and left them to their business. After the two men were finished, they started walking home and began to talking. The first man said, "I think the girl I had was dead. She never moved, talked or even groaned... how was it for you?"

    The second man replied, "I think mine was a witch. When I nibbled on her breast..... she farted and flew out the window!"

    May 9, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Don't worry we are likely to see an increase in these 'threats' as the year draws to a close. You all must have now learned that the much publicized foiled bomb plot Al-Qaeda operative is a CIA informer.
    See, the public sentiment on 'war on terror' needs to remain on a high pitch as we seek to continue military operations abroad. And need desperately to get the public on board for our proxy war with Iran.
    Netanyahu failing to drum up support at home and finding support only with the right wing nuts and his flunkies in our Congress wants US to come up with something dramatic. Some pretext to get us embroiled in yet another disaster of unknown dimensions.

    May 9, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    And this , for obvious reasons has to happen before November. If President Obama is reelected than the odds against insanity to rule again would increase. That doesn't suit Netanyahu.
    So brace yourselves.

    May 9, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ saywhat

      That was very well said my friend. You are absolutely correct. President Obama is the first that I can remember to not be bullied into submission by Israeli leaders. While he has reaffirmed our commitment to israel to have their back in case of an unprecedented attack against them, he has not succ umbed to the pressure to kiss their rears for political points. This is as it should be. I'm also glad to see that the majority of Israelis are not buying into Netanyahoos excuses to start a war with Iran.

      May 9, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Thanks @bobcat
    I just can't quit fretting over what looms on the horizon.
    Have a good day.

    May 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |