- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Southwest Airlines flight has left San Diego’s Lindbergh Field after a bomb threat prompted a search of the plane that turned up no explosives.

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority spokeswoman Rebecca Bloomfield says the Dallas-bound flight left an hour and 15 minutes behind schedule Tuesday after investigators cleared it for takeoff.

San Diego Harbor Police learned about the threat at around 6 a.m. No passengers were on board at the time.

Another airport spokeswoman, Diana Lucero, says the bomb threat alert was lifted after the plane and luggage were checked.

Over the weekend, threats caused disruptions to several airline flights around the U.S. Such threats are not rare. But the FBI says federal officials take them seriously and suspects can be prosecuted.

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