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Southwest Airlines plane evacuated upon landing at BWI after a ‘written threat’ was detected

A Southwest Airlines plane was evacuated Monday after receiving a “written threat” upon landing at BWI Marshall Airport.

No injuries were reported and BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean said law enforcement concluded its investigation by 8:30 p.m. and determined there was no credible threat.

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The crew moved the aircraft to a remote location about three hours earlier after receiving the threat and waited for local authorities in accordance to policy, a Southwest spokesperson said in an email.

Authorities arrived and boarded the plane, transferring the 97 passengers and six crew members to buses that would take them to the terminal. The spokesperson declined to specify what the threat said and how it was received, citing the ongoing investigation.

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“We are fully cooperating with authorities as they take extra precautionary measures and thoroughly review the aircraft,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We apologize to our Customers for the inconvenience, the Safety of our Employees and Customers always remains our utmost priority.”

The plane was heading to BWI from Phoenix, according to FlightAware.

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