US AIRWAYS flight from Glasgow, Scotland evacuated in Philadelphia because of bomb threat

If you’re wondering how Glasgow might be connected to Islamic terrorism, remember it was at the Glasgow airport in June 2007, where there was a car bomb explosion at the departures terminal set off by a two muslim medical doctors. (video below)

The Blaze –Passengers aboard a US Airways flight that arrived Friday from Scotland were removed from the plane because of a threatening note, and the plane was taken to another part of Philadelphia International Airport to be inspected.

The 157 passengers and six crew members had boarded the Anchorage, Alaska-bound Flight 968 when they were asked by Transportation Security Administration officials to deplane so it could be swept by law enforcement officials, Tempe, Ariz.-based US Airways Inc. spokesman Andrew Christie told The Associated Press. The plane had arrived earlier from Glasgow.

The TSA said in a statement that the investigation was launched because of a threatening note, but it didn’t provide details about it. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said she didn’t know what the threat was, but she said the incident was referred to the FBI.

Outside the plane, an explosive ordnance removal technician was seen X-raying a suitcase. Later, a police officer took the suitcase and dumped its contents onto the ground. Other items aboard the plane, which also was carrying commercial cargo, were being examined, too.

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