- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A U.S. Airways flight carrying 177 people made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday afternoon after a reported bomb threat, local media are reporting.

The call came in around 1:30 p.m. for reports of a suspicious device on Flight 777 from Shannon, Ireland, WPVI-TV reported.

The Boeing 757 has landed and was taken to a secure area to be searched, the station said. Philadelphia was the plane’s intended destination.

ABC 6 Action News reported a number of fire trucks, police vehicles and at least three airport buses on scene.

Police and airport officials say they don’t have any specifics about the bomb threat, the Associated Press reported.

Operations at Philadelphia International Airport have returned to normal, WPVI-TV said.



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