Air France flight gets military escort to NYC after threat

The FBI says jets scrambled Monday morning after an anonymous caller claimed that a chemical weapon was on board the aircraft.

The FBI says jets scrambled Monday morning after

The FBI says jets scrambled Monday morning after an anonymous caller claimed that a chemical weapon was on board the aircraft.

NEW YORK - Authorities say two U.S. military jets escorted an Air France airliner to New York's Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight.

The FBI says the jets scrambled Monday morning after an anonymous caller claimed a chemical weapon was aboard the aircraft.

Authorities say the airliner landed safely and a search so far has turned up no weapons.

Air France didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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