Police give all-clear after MacArthur Airport bomb threat

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Normal operations have resumed at MacArthur Airport this weekend following a bomb scare Friday.

Police pulled passengers from a Frontier Airlines flight after they say there was a report of a bomb threat from an anonymous caller around 4:30 p.m. The threat was directed at flights to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Travelers said they were already on a plane that was set to take off for West Palm Beach before they were told they needed to disembark.

Authorities searched luggage and used bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep flights. Cellphone video taken of the tarmac showed police searching passengers' luggage.

Officials were at the scene for hours before the all-clear was given. Police say no bombs or explosives were found.

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