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(NEW YORK) — An American Airlines flight from Barcelona landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday after a bomb threat.

The jet, with roughly 200 people on board, was taken to a secure area at JFK after landing and a bomb squad, K-9 units, and emergency services were dispatched, according to the Fire Department of New York.


Sitting off the runway at JFK on @AmericanAir 67 from BCN and we are held after landing due to an unspecified threat. Welcome home?

— Jacob Rosenberg (@jrosenberg) November 30, 2014


#JFK Police officer on “holding” bus w evacuated passengers from #AmericanAirline flight & confirms a bomb “threat” pic.twitter.com/aLSmPiU9bT

— Robert Wolf (@robertwolf32) November 30, 2014

They have 4 dogs, each piece is being searched by each dog before we head to the terminal. #aa67 #jfkbombthreat

— Teresa Dietrich (@teresadg) November 30, 2014

The plane was evacuated and there were no reports of injuries.

Police used bomb-sniffing dogs to check passengers’ luggage. Four dogs inspected each piece of luggage on the flight.

No explosives were found and the airport was cleared, the FBI told ABC News.

It is unclear who made the threat and how it was made.

“AA airlines apologizes to [its customers] for any inconvenience this may cause however the safety of the passengers and crew is our top priority,” the airlines said in a statement issued Sunday.

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