LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A bomb scare originating from a tweet led to the delay of at least two flights at Long Beach Airport, authorities said.
JetBlue Airways Flight 216, which originated from Seattle, and was scheduled to depart from Long Beach about 8:30 p.m. Friday and was delayed.READ MORE: LA County Supports Less Strict Threshold For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks To Reopen
“This all originated with a tweet to JetBlue from somebody out there about a bomb scare from a plane that was arriving here at Long Beach Airport from Seattle,” reported Sky9’s Stu Mundel.READ MORE: High-Definition Panorama Taken By Mars Rover Perseverance Shows Crater Rim, Cliff Face Of Ancient River Delta
Mundel said that plane, which was headed to Texas, has since been cleared and took off shortly after 10:30 p.m.
“The plane was cleared by officers,” Mundel said, adding that one other flight was also delayed as a result of the security scare.MORE NEWS: No Criminal Charges Being Considered Against Tiger Woods For Crash, Sheriff Says: ‘He Was Lucid’
No further information was available.