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Alaska Airlines flight swept after bomb threat

(Updated at 3:10 p.m. EST) An Alaska Airlines plane landed safely on Monday at Oakland International Airport after a bomb threat against the flight was found on a handwritten note in San Francisco, but no bomb was found, the airline said.

Officials notified the airline of a bomb threat found on a piece of paper in San Francisco International Airport specifically referencing Alaska Airlines flight 342, airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said.

The airline learned of the bomb threat while the flight, bound from Seattle to Oakland with 126 passengers and six crew on board, was in the air, Egan said.

The flight was taken to a remote location after landing at Oakland International Airport at 7:56 a.m. The flight had left Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 6:22 a.m.

The plane was met by law enforcement officials "out of an abundance of caution" and was swept,  according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. Passengers and their baggage were removed from the plane and rescreened.

No bomb or explosive devices were found on board and any passengers who were questioned were released, the airline and local law enforcement said.

Information from Reuters was included in this report.

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