American Airlines flight evacuated in PHX after threat

PHOENIX - Authorities say a security threat forced a flight from Dallas to San Diego to be diverted to Phoenix.

FBI Special Agent Perryn T. Collier says the American Airlines flight landed Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Collier declined to discuss the security threat because of the active investigation.

John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted out the flight was diverted due to security and cargo.


On Sunday, Sony's Playstation Network service experienced mass outages for users in North America. A group called Lizard Squad has taken credit for the outages and also tweeted about a security threat against the plane.

American Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Mohr says Flight 362 landed safely shortly before noon and was met by authorities. Mohr says 179 passengers and six crew members were aboard.

She said the passengers were able to continue their trips and have reached San Diego.

Mohr said she couldn't discuss security matters and referred questions to the FBI.

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