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Threat forces LA-to-Texas flight to land in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - The FBI says a "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Texas led to the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon.

Special Agent Manuel Johnson, a spokesman for the FBI's Phoenix division, says Flight 2675 left Los Angeles International Airport at 2:12 p.m. and was heading to Austin before the threat was received by telephone. He didn't elaborate.

The plane landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at about 3 p.m.

Phoenix police say a bomb squad and police dogs are going through the plane Monday evening while the 143 passengers who were on board are interviewed.

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. said the airline will accommodate the passengers by putting them on other flights.

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