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Threat Grounds American Airlines Flight In San Francisco

EILEEN SULLIVAN   08/19/10 03:35 PM ET   AP

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WASHINGTON — A Transportation Security spokesman says officials are investigating a report of a threat made over the phone to a flight from San Francisco to New York before the jet took off.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Greg Soule says the agency asked that the American Airlines plane be moved to a remote location as passengers are deplaned, interviewed and rescreened.

Law enforcement officials are also sweeping the airplane for anything suspicious.

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