Philippine Airlines flight searched after threat

The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 23, 2011; 2:32 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Authorities say they're looking through the cargo of a San Francisco-bound flight from Manila after a telephoned threat was made to a Philippine Airlines office.

Police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez says the plane was taken to a remote part of San Francisco International Airport when it landed Tuesday night. He says authorities have not found anything suspicious but that the search is ongoing.

He says the threat made to an airline cargo office was "unsubstantiated" and did not release any details of the threat or whether it had targeted a specific flight. The airline's website shows it was the only San Francisco-bound flight from Manila on Tuesday.

He says the 337 passengers and 20 crewmembers were taken off the plane as authorities inspected the cargo.

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