Bomb threat prompts jet to land at JFK Airport

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An airliner heading from Houston to Frankfurt, Germany, diverted to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York because of a threat, according to the Port Authority.

Someone called in a bomb threat to Lufthansa headquarters. The pilot of the flight made a decision to land at JFK after 8 p.m., the Port Authority said.

The plane was guided to a remote part of the airport. The passengers were off-loaded so that the NYPD Bomb Squad could search the plane.

"LH441 was diverted as a matter of precaution in coordination with the relevant authorities and the pilot," the airline tweeted in response to inquiries. "Passengers disembarked and LH staff will take care of them. The aircraft will be searched."