Las Vegas flights diverted to Phoenix after mass shooting

Posted at 5:09 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 11:36:25-04

The deadly shooting in Las Vegas shut down at McCarran International Airport for a few hours Sunday night. 

Many flights were rerouted to Phoenix Sky Harbor. The airport told ABC15 a total of nine flights were sent to Phoenix. 

Passengers were told mid-flight their plane was being rerouted because of a security threat.

Some passengers tell ABC15 they didn't know what the security threat was until they landed at Sky Harbor or someone on the plane managed to get wi-fi.

Las Vegas flights are operating as scheduled at this time.