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Source: 2 planes at Kennedy held after threats

Two airplanes that were the target of a

Two airplanes that were the target of a phoned-in bomb threat at Kennedy Airport were cleared to proceed to their respective gates after an investigation, law enforcement and airport officials said. In this picture shot by a passenger on the American Airlines flight, a security official is seen on the runway. (Sept. 17, 2012) Photo Credit: Handout

Port Authority police are investigating two grounded airplanes at Kennedy Airport Monday afternoon after receiving reported threats, a source said.

Someone phoned in threats to Port Authority police, and an American Airlines flight from Chicago and a Finnair plane were guided to a secure area of the airport while authorities prepared to investigate the reports, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.

The planes were being held from taking off or proceeding to the terminal just before 4 p.m., the source said.

The American Airlines flight had an air marshal on board, the source said.

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