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'Suspicious Activity' on Paris flight to Miami

Posted at 11:42 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 23:42:18-05

UPDATE:

All passengers have been cleared at Miami International Airport.

Officials say that during the flight an AA crew member found a suspicious cell phone which no passenger would claim.  Out of an abundance of caution, upon landing at MIA the plane was directed to a designated area for further investigation.  After a complete search was conducted by law enforcement of the plane and its passengers, no threat was located. 

Upon further investigation, a passenger came forward and claimed the cell phone. 

No charges were filed and there was no nexus to terrorism to the incident.  

EARLIER STORY:

Miami-Dade Police have responded to Miami International Airport after reports of "suspicious activity" on an airplane arriving from France.

American Airlines Flight 63 landed at MIA, after departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

AA officials said the plane landed safely and was being searched by law enforcement. The Miami-Dade Police Department's Bomb Squad responded to the scene. They are investigating what appears to be a suspicious item discovered on board.

The Boeing 777 was carrying 217 passengers and 14 crew members. It landed just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a nine-hour flight.

MDPD said local, state and federal agencies are involved in the initial investigation.

The FBI released the following statement: "MDPD and our agents are working a suspicious incident at MIA. Nothing further at this time."

This story is from our news partners at NBC6 Miami