Flight from Las Vegas to Charlotte postponed due to ‘non-credible threat’ Thursday

American Airlines
American Airlines mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

A flight from Las Vegas to Charlotte was delayed Thursday due to a threat officials said was “non-credible.”

American Airlines Flight 1704 received the non-credible threat before departure, according to a statement from McCarren International Airport.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the request of the pilot, Clark County Department of Aviation conducted a security check of the aircraft,” the statement read. “At 3:27 p.m., K-9 sweeps of baggage, cargo and all cargo holds were completed. Nothing suspicious was discovered. The passengers have been re-screened by TSA, and the airline hopes to have our passengers on their way soon.”

American Airlines released a similar statement.

Officials have not released what threat was made or if anyone was arrested.

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