2 planes searched at JFK Airport over phoned-in threat

NEW YORK - Two commercial passenger jets were searched at JFK International Airport this afternoon after an anonymous caller claimed there were explosives aboard, authorities say.

A search of the planes turned up nothing. The Port Authority says its police force received the threats regarding a Finnair flight and an American Airlines flight at around 4:30 p.m.

Both landed without incident. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the two jets to go to a secure area on the grounds while authorities searched the planes.

Authorities are now investigating.

To see extended chopper 12 footage of the planes involved in the JFK Airport security scare, click on News 12 Extra on Channel 612. AP wire services contributed to this report.

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