A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told the Associated Press an anonymous call was placed to authorities in New York about 90 minutes into the flight. It was not clear whether the call came from the plane or from elsewhere. The official did not know the language of the threat but said it referred to explosives on the plane.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation. A New York Police Department spokesman said his agency was not aware of receiving the call.
“The search for explosives is under way in accordance with aviation security procedures and plans,” Ms. Marelsdottir said. “They haven’t found any explosives, and I don’t know long the search will go on.”
Colleen Long contributed to this report from New York.
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