- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - An official says a threat made to a passenger flight at a Houston airport was determined not to be credible after the passengers and their baggage were rescreened.

Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley says the threat was called in around 7 a.m. Tuesday regarding Delta flight 227, which was departing George Bush Intercontinental Airport for Atlanta.

He says they reached out to federal and local authorities. He says after the threat was determined to be not credible, the flight continued to its destination.

Begley said he knew of no link between that incident and the one Tuesday against American Eagle Flight 5931, operated by Compass Airlines. That flight left George Bush Intercontinental Airport and was searched upon landing at Los Angeles International Airport. That threat was also deemed non-credible.

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