Bomb threat made to Alitalia flight from Milan to New York

NEW YORK, NY - Police surrounded Alitalia flight 604 on its return from Italy to New York’s JFK, ordering all passengers off the plane and onto busses without their bags.

Bomb threat made to Alitalia flight from Milan to New York

NEW YORK, NY – Police surrounded Alitalia flight 604 on its return from Italy to New York’s JFK, ordering all passengers off the plane and onto busses without their bags. The airline confirmed receiving a “bomb threat,” which was apparently deemed not credible.

Emergency services personnel, some reportedly wearing hazmat suits, boarded the plane from Milan immediately after it landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport and all the passengers were taken off without their baggage.

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Numerous photos posted on Twitter show a large number of police and emergency vehicles surrounding the aircraft. According to some reports, the bags were taken off the plane by authorities, but were later put back on, as the passengers waited for some hour and a half in busses.

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