SAPD: Bomb threat leaves people cooped up on plane at S.A. airport

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by Andrew Delgado / Kens5.com

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Posted on December 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- A Southwest Airlines flight, coming in from Las Vegas, brought more than a plane full of gamblers to San Antonio International Airport Saturday. A bomb scare left the passengers sitting on the airplane for hours.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on a plane flying in from Sin City. Authorities received a call stating that there was a bomb on board a plane, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Passengers said as soon as they landed, they were told about the bomb threat ... but said authorities didn't know which plane it was on.

"As I arrived at the airport, (my son) called to tell me that the airport was under a terrorist threat and that the plane was at the far end of the runway," one parent told KENS 5. "I was expecting security all over the place, but quite the opposite."

Travelers were cooped up on the aircraft for a couple of hours after landing, while investigators checked out the situation.

"I was wondering why they wouldn't let us off the plane, if there was a bomb on it," one passenger said. "It was a little stuffy and people were getting a little  impatient."

The SAPD bomb squad searched the plane but no bomb was found, according to police.

Passengers were finally allowed off the plane just before 5 a.m.

"Not a thread of info was ever given to us," the parent said. "At 4:30 a.m. they finally arrived at baggage area."

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