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Plane forced to return to Charlotte airport after security threat

Posted July 6, 2015 11:17 p.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2015 5:19 a.m. EDT

— A flight bound for Minneapolis was forced to return to Charlotte Douglas International Airport Monday night after a security threat, according to officials.

American Airlines flight 1865 from Charlotte, received a security threat shortly after takeoff, officials said.

The plane, which was carrying 178 passengers, returned to the airport and was cleared.

As a precaution, passengers were evacuated onto busses.

No additional information was immediately available.