EFE | New York

An Air France passenger jet coming from Paris was escorted Monday by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after an anonymous telephone threat, authorities said.

Local media reported that the unidentified caller said that the Air France plane had a chemical weapon on board.

The Air France flight had taken off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris en route for New York. EFE/File
The Air France flight had taken off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris en route for New York. EFE/File
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