New Mexico: 179 passengers on an American Airlines flight were evacuated due to a security emergency

American Airlines said the threat was later deemed “not credible.” – Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images.

Officials said that 179 people had to be evacuated Sunday from an American Airlines flight from Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico, because of a security threat.

Everyone aboard Dallas-Fort Worth Flight 928 was removed from the plane in the morning hours at Albuquerque International Sunport and bused to the terminal, according to airport officials, who said no injuries were reported, the Associated Press reported.

American Airlines Flight 928 from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Albuquerque (ABQ) was met by ABQ police due to a security issue. The plane landed safely and without incident, and customers deplaned using the stairs before being bused to the terminal,” an airline spokesman said.

FBI officials in Albuquerque would not disclose the nature of the security threat described. However, they specified that the incident was under investigation and that no information would be available.

“Safety and security are our top priorities, and we thank our customers for their cooperation and our team members for their professionalism. For more information, please contact the FBI,” the American Airlines spokesperson added.

Also, in a statement to WFAA, American Airlines said the threat was later deemed “not credible.”

Officials said that American Airlines passengers departing from the airport were expected to experience flight delays while the investigation continues.