With the nation only one week removed from the bizarre bombing of downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Christmas morning, there is plenty of agitation and worry still out there. These experiences naturally rattle us, especially here in the United States, where major acts of violence or terrorism are far less frequent than they are elsewhere.
The incident in Nashville has largely been explained away as the brazen suicide of a man who had succumbed to some bizarre paranoias, having expressed his concern over 5G cellular technology and hunted for “shape shifting lizard people” in a nearby state park.
Now, a but further south, another bomb threat has emerged.
A flight heading to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing at the Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana, reportedly due to a possible explosive device being found on the plane. While no one was injured, two juveniles were reportedly detained due to the incident.
United Airlines confirmed to Fox News that the flight, which was flying from Jackson, Miss., to Houston, Texas, was flown by CommutAir, a regional airline that is part of the United Express brand.
In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for CommutAir said, “CommutAir flight 4344, operating as United Express from Jackson, Mississippi to Houston, diverted to Alexandria, Louisiana, due to a customer-related security issue. The flight landed safely and was met by local authorities who are investigating the matter further.”
Details were few and far between as of this writing, but it has been reported that two juveniles have been taken into custody in connection with the incident.
No casualties have occurred.
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