Bomb Scare on Boston Celtics Plane

Team lands safely in Oklahoma City, no bomb found
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Bomb Scare on Boston Celtics Plane
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier drives past Toronto Raptors' Cory Joseph during the first quarter of an NBA game in Boston Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

The Boston Celtics got a scare when they were told of a bomb threat on their private flight to Oklahoma City. The Boston Globe reports the plane landed safely around 5:00pm at Will Rogers World Airport, where players were told to leave their bags and proceed to their hotel. The FBI's Oklahoma City field office said late Saturday that a thorough search of the aircraft "did not locate an explosive device" and that the agency is investigating the incident, reports the AP. The Boston Globe says only a few team executives were aware of the threat during the flight and that others in the party were informed upon landing in Oklahoma City, where the Celtics face the Thunder on Sunday. The team departed for Oklahoma City from Bedford, Mass. (More bomb threat stories.)

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