Two flights affected in JFK bomb threat; all clear given

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Carolina Leid has the latest developments from JFK.

A Delta flight at JFK Airport was the target of a bomb threat on Monday evening.

Officials say someone called in a bomb threat to Delta flight 468, however Delta currently operates two aircraft under that specific flight number - San Francisco to New York, and a New York to Tel Aviv plane.

Port Authority Police took all of the passengers off of the flight from San Francisco, and it was removed to a remote section of the airport where it was extensively checked. Passengers on the New York to Tel Aviv plane were not evacuated, but the bomb squad followed proper emergency procedures.

Passengers told Eyewitness News that whole ordeal was frightening.

"Someone came out 'ladies and gentlemen, there's been a bomb threat on the plane, we need to deplane - you can take nothing with you', which is a kind of pit-in-the-stomach moment," said Jules Brinbaum-Watson.

Authorities say no bomb was found on either of the planes, but it took about three hours to be completely sure. All of the luggage was moved from the plane to be re-screened.

Delta said in a statement that they are fully cooperating with authorities.

No one on the plane was hurt.
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