Source: Man in custody in PHL plane threat


LIVE VIDEO: Security incident at Phila. Int'l Airport

Philadelphia police say it was a little after 7:00 a.m. Thursday when they received a call from a person stating that a specific individual had explosive liquid on him and was attempting to get it past TSA and onto a flight to Dallas.

It was later learned that the individual implicated on the tip call was on US Airways flight 1267 that had already departed at 7:39 a.m. to Dallas.

Authorities ordered the plane to return to the airport. The flight arrived back in Philadelphia where officials boarded the plane.

Sources on the scene tell Action News that a person of interest has been taken into police custody. The unidentified male remains on the scene.

A security search of the plane is currently underway.

Stay with Action News and as more information becomes available.

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