Air France flight gets military escort to NYC after threat

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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