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Bomb threats made to Atlanta airport

Bomb threats were made against two flights that ended up landing safely today at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

An airport spokesman says the threats were credible. The threats did not stop airport operations, although they did cause delays.

An airport spokesman says the bomb threats were made against Delta flight 1156 coming from Portland, Oregon and Southwest flight 2492 coming from Milwaukee.

The spokesman says the planes were escorted by Norad jets until they landed at the airport.

After landing, Passengers were evacuated while bomb squads were sent in to investigate.

Southwest airlines released a statement this afternoon saying its plane was taken to a remote area of the airport where passengers were rescreened.

A Delta spokesman says its flight was detained on a taxi-way for a security sweep.

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