O’Hare plane searched in Kansas City after ‘threat’ report

Online Staff Report

A Republic Airlines plane that took off from O’Hare Airport was searched by federal agents Thursday night after a possible threat was reported.

According to an FBI release, a passenger who missed the flight from Chicago to Kansas City Thursday was deemed a “possible threat.” As a precaution, the plane was searched as soon as it landed at Kansas City International Airport.

The plane was taxied to a remote area of the airport, where the four-member crew and 63 passengers disembarked before the search.

Nothing was found during the search, according to Chicago police spokesmen. No arrests have been made as of this report.

Republic Airlines is an regional airlines that operates as American Eagle, a subsidiary of American Airlines.

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