DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT—The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Public Safety are responding to a reported bomb threat at DFW International Airport. According to airport spokesperson David Magana, the flight originated at Los Angeles International Airport and landed safely at DFW around 3:00 pm this afternoon on Runway 13R.
Sixty-six passengers and crew members were safely evacuated from United Express Flight 5394 after the plane was moved to an isolated area on the far west side of the airfield. The plane is an Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft. The FBI is leading the investigation, with assistance from DPS, and interviewing all passengers and crew.
After FBI interviews were completed, the airport's COBUS vehicle took passengers and crew to Terminal E, Gate 2. Also deployed were the airport's Mobile Command Post, Explosives Ordnance Detection Unit, and DFW canine units, which inspected all baggage and the aircraft itself.
The runway where the plane first landed has been closed since the threat arose.
No other impact, delays, or cancellations are expected for flight operations at the airport.
Daniel Novick is at the scene and this story will be updated as new information becomes available.