Tel Aviv-Bound Flight From JFK Gets Swiss Fighter Jet Escort After Bomb Threat

July 5, 2016 11:29 AM

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An El Al flight bound for Israel from New York's JFK International airport was escorted by Swiss military jets today after a bomb threat, according to authorities.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said U.S. aviation authorities had received an anonymous tip about a bomb inside the aircraft. But there were no suspicious devices found on board after the flight landed, an El Al spokesman said.

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