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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Plane On J.F.K. Airport Runway

Passengers were taken off the American Airlines flight from Barcelona after an unspecified threat was made. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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A New York Fire Department spokesman told BuzzFeed News that crews were standing by as a precaution on the request of the Port Authority, which oversees the city's airports.

QNS 2-ALARM JFK, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE,

FDNY@FDNYFollow

QNS 2-ALARM JFK, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE,

12:14 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers reported on social media that the exit was orderly and no one was injured.

Orderly exit off #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

Sniffer dogs are said to be searching the plane:

All passengers are off of the bomb-threatened #AA67 and onto buses. NYPD dogs are now on board to inspect.

NYCAviation@NYCAviationFollow

All passengers are off of the bomb-threatened #AA67 and onto buses. NYPD dogs are now on board to inspect.

12:57 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers still kept on buses. Someone collecting info from crew. #jfkbombthreat

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

Passengers still kept on buses. Someone collecting info from crew. #jfkbombthreat

1:33 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers say their luggage is being searched:

We are being held until they go over each piece of luggage 4 times. #aa67 #jfkbombthreat

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

We are being held until they go over each piece of luggage 4 times. #aa67 #jfkbombthreat

1:49 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#jfkbombthreat #aa67 each passenger will be matched to each bag. Every bag being opened and reviewed by police dog.

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

#jfkbombthreat #aa67 each passenger will be matched to each bag. Every bag being opened and reviewed by police dog.

1:50 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Passengers also say they have been told that a ransom was demanded.

PA police suggested this threat may have been tied to a demand for money.

Jacob Rosenberg@jrosenbergFollow

PA police suggested this threat may have been tied to a demand for money.

1:52 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Authorities confirmed bomb threat, said some said they put a bomb on our plane and demanded money for our safety. #jfkbombthreat #aa67

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

Authorities confirmed bomb threat, said some said they put a bomb on our plane and demanded money for our safety. #jfkbombthreat #aa67

1:52 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some passengers say they have now been allowed to leave the airport.

Out of JFK in an @Uber to Manhattan. Earned some serious travel karma points today. Glad we are all safe and sound #AA67 #jfkbombthreat

Teresa Dietrich@teresadgFollow

Out of JFK in an @Uber to Manhattan. Earned some serious travel karma points today. Glad we are all safe and sound #AA67 #jfkbombthreat

3:08 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thanks @twitter @americanairlnes @nypd @nyportauthority for orderly process #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

Scott Cutler@cutlerscottFollow

Thanks @twitter @americanairlnes @nypd @nyportauthority for orderly process #aa97 #jfkbombthreat

3:32 PM - 30 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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