AA plane evacuated after bomb threat found in lav

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio -
    An American Airlines jet was evacuated due to a bomb threat Monday morning after landing at Port Columbus International Airport.

    Port Columbus police responded to the aircraft, American Airlines flight 302, on the tarmac at about 11:55 a.m., after a threatening note was found onboard during descent.

    Airport authorities said the threat wasn't credible, but the note was found by a passenger in the bathroom of the airplane.

    The passenger told a flight attendant, who told the pilot.

    According to airport spokesman David Whitaker, the note was found written on a paper towel.

    Officials at Port Columbus say the jet was pushed away from the terminal and was evacuated.

    A K-9 unit and the Columbus bomb squad were also called to check the plane.

    Passengers were removed from the plane and K-9 officers checked their baggage.

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