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Written bomb threat halts takeoff at Fla. airport

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a plane about to take off from a South Florida airport was returned to the gate after a passenger found a bomb threat scribbled in a magazine.

According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the note said there was a bomb aboard the Spirit Airlines flight that was preparing to take off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

A bomb squad was sweeping the plane as a precaution after authorities received the call around 10 p.m.

The flight was bound for Atlanta.

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