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Authorities say a plane about to take off from a South Florida airport was returned to the gate after a passenger found a bomb threat scribbled in a magazine. Passengers got off, and the plane was searched as a precaution.
According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the note said there was a bomb aboard the Spirit Airlines flight that was preparing to take off Saturday night from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The sheriff's office says a bomb squad was sweeping the plane as a precaution after authorities received the call around 10 p.m.
Airport spokesman Greg Meyer says that as of about an hour and a half later, no bomb had been discovered. But he wasn't sure if the search was complete.
The Atlanta-bound plane was taxiing when the note was discovered.