Authorities reportedly investigate BOMB THREAT on Aeroflot plane from Moscow at JFK airport in New York

Local media citing Port Authority Police reported that officers were investigating a potential bomb threat on a plane from the Russian capital to New York.

The Aeroflot plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport at around 3:45 p.m. local time (8:45 p.m. GMT), according to WPIX.

Fox News, citing Port Authority Police, reported that approximately 250 passengers on board have been evacuated from the aircraft.

JFK airport confirmed that emergency personnel has been working on what it described as an ‘ongoing incident,’ but assured that the facility continues to operate without delays.

The flight in question appears to be Aeroflot SU102, a Boeing 777-300ER which departed from Moscow on Sunday, according to information from Flightradar24.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

A spokesperson for the Russian airline later told the Sputnik news agency that no explosives were found on board. The airport confirmed that “all emergency activity has concluded.” 

This article originally appeared on RT News Network