Flight Delayed at JFK Over Twitter Bomb Threat

A 7:40 United flight from JFK to Washington Dulles had to be evacuated at the gate and searched by the FBI on Wednesday night after the airline noticed a 7:05 p.m. tweet reading, “There is a bomb on a United Airlines flight from JFK to Dulles.” No explosives were found, and the flight took off two hours late. We sort of miss the days when people had to go to the effort of making a phone call to cause this kind of security issue.