Threat to EVA Air flight to Los Angeles under investigation at LAX

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An EVA Air flight to Los Angeles received a threat Tuesday afternoon, but was able to land safely at Los Angeles International Airport.

An EVA Air flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles received a threat Tuesday afternoon, but was able to land safely at Los Angeles International Airport.

"Bureau and airport officials are investigating a telephonic threat to an aircraft incoming to LAX. All threats, regardless of known credibility, are taken seriously," the FBI released in a statement.

EVA Air Flight 12 was scheduled to land at 3:30 p.m. About 305 passengers were allowed to exit the plane at about 5:20 p.m. and transported on buses to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Los Angeles Police Department officers, airport police and K-9s inspected the plane and passenger luggage. Authorities found no evidence of a threat, FBI officials said.

The threat comes a day after at least 10 threats were made against planes flying into Atlanta, Buffalo and Newark. Authorities said it was too soon to determine if those threats were connected.

An investigation determining the person or people responsible for the threat was ongoing.
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