Law Enforcement Investigates Threat on Vermont-Bound Plane
. A threat was made on a United Airlines flight Sunday night bound for Burlington, Vermont and law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Law enforcement agencies are still investigating a threat that was made on a United Airlines flight Sunday night that was bound for Burlington, Vermont.
The threat was made on United Airlines flight 3613, which took off from Newark, New Jersey at 3:14 p.m., according to police.
According to MyNBC5, officials said that approximately 20 minutes before landing at Burlington International Airport, the pilot was notified of a threat found inside one of the plane's bathrooms.
Pilot notifies Air Traffic Control of an issue, massive emergency response follows and the airport is closed for a period of time.
Burlington, South Burlington, and the Vermont State Police Bomb Squad responded, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
The plane landed at 4:30 p.m. and taxied to a specific area on the tarmac.
After sitting on the tarmac for almost two hours, the 65 passengers were able to de-plane, but they couldn't take any personal belongings with them.
Police said that their investigation found no credible threat on the aircraft and that there were no injuries. They also said that no one has been arrested in relation to the incident.
"We have a safe group of people, a safe plane, and a safe airport," said Jon Murad, acting chief of the Burlington Police Department. "Our procedures were followed, and we have a successful outcome."