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American Airlines plane searched at MIA after bomb threat

Computerized threat stated someone had bomb strapped to them, police say

MIAMI – An American Airlines plane that arrived in Miami from Los Angeles was searched by K-9 units Monday morning after a bomb threat.

A Miami-Dade police representative said a computerized threat stated that a "passenger was on the plane with a bomb strapped to them."

The passengers were searched one-by-one by authorities as they exited the plane.

Police said a K-9 unit then searched the plane for any explosives.

American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said the FBI, Transportation Security Administration and Miami-Dade police took part in the investigation. She said no suspicious items were found on any of the passengers or on the plane.

The flight was scheduled to depart for Providenciales, Turks and Caicos just before noon.

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