No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat prompts response from CPD
ATLANTA — A pair of bomb threats from someone claiming to be in Chicago caused major problems at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport Saturday.
The threats were posted on Twitter just before 2 p.m.
They targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 from Milwaukee and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta.
The military dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to shadow the planes to Atlanta, where they landed safely.
Both planes were thoroughly searched.
No explosives were found.
The Twitter user who posted the threats also posted that they were at an address on Chicago’s West Side with guns. Chicago Police officers responded to that address but that user was not there.
No one was arrested.