Bomb Scare Delays Spirit Airlines Flight in Florida

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321 taxiing into take-off position at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. This plane is painted in the newest "taxi" livery, introduced in fall 2014.
A Spirit Airlines plane. (Illustrative)

A Spirit Airlines flight that was delayed for hours after a report of a possible bomb threat landed several hours later in Dallas.

Local news outlets reported that a passenger alerted flight attendants after noticing a message on another passenger’s cell phone before the flight took off Sunday night. It was scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 8:15 p.m. Sunday but was delayed for hours while authorities investigated.

Broward Sheriff deputies escorted a man off the plane, which was checked by investigators and cleared.

Authorities say the plane eventually took off around 2:30 a.m. Monday and landed safely at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

No further details were immediately available.