03/01/2012 11:24 am ET Updated Mar 01, 2012

DIA Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of United Airlines Plane (UPDATE)

A bomb threat at Denver International Airport this morning has led to the evacuation of a United Airlines plane there bound for San Francisco.


The Transportation Security Administration has swept the plane and says nothing suspicious was found. FBI officials are working to determine who phoned in the bomb threat, reports the Daily Camera.


Denver Police told KMGH the FBI is on scene. A bomb squad currently checking the plane was already at the airport prior to the threat due to previously scheduled training.

While the source of the threat has not been disclosed, DIA's Manager of Aviation told KUSA the airport will likely re-screen all the bags on the flight as a precaution.

KDVR believes a caller reporting the threat at 7:30 a.m. knew specifics about the flight, adding to the credibility of the scare.

DIA officials confirmed to the Denver Post that all other airport operations are normal.

The TSA says passengers will board a different plane for the flight to San Francisco, according to the Associated Press.