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Call to Alameda hotel grounds flight at SFO

Submitted by on 1, August 19, 2010 – 5:57 pmNo Comment

The Bay Citizen is reporting that a call to an Alameda hotel grounded a New York-bound flight at San Francisco International Airport today.

A front desk clerk at the Hampton Inn and Suites got a call from an unidentified male saying he planned to hijack American Airlines flight 24 shortly after 9 a.m. today, the online news site reported. Alameda police got a call about the incident at 9:09 a.m. and forwarded the information to federal authorities, they said.

Federal authorities ultimately deemed the threat not credible, they said.

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