Nothing suspicious found after threat made against British Airways flight from London to Newark

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
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Anthony Johnson is live in Newark with the latest details.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A canine unit has found nothing suspicious during a sweep of a London-to-Newark, New Jersey, flight after authorities received an unspecified threat.

Flight 185 from London arrived at about 1 p.m. at Newark Liberty International Airport with 206 passengers and 13 crew members on board.

A male caller made a telephone threat to the Port Authority.

The threat is described by authorities as "less than credible."

Police say the same caller also made a threat against the same terminal where the flight landed.

The plane was taken to a secure area on the runway. Passengers deplaned and went through re-screening.

British Airways released the following statement:

"The aircraft has landed normally. Security checks will carried out as a precaution. We do not discuss details of operational security. The safety and security of our customers and crew is our number one priority."

British Airways PLC is based in Hounslow, England, and is owned by Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.

No arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)