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One taken into custody after ‘potential security threat’ on Denver flight

Frontier Airlines jet taxis to gate at Denver International Airport

DENVER — A Frontier Airlines flight from Knoxville to Denver with 136 people on board had a potential security threat on board the jet Friday.

The FBI says Frontier Airlines released the following information late Friday night.

“Flight 601, operating from Knoxville to Denver had a potential security threat on board the aircraft,” Frontier told the FBI. “The aircraft landed safely in Denver and was taken to a remote pad at the airport for screening. The FBI is on scene and investigating the situation.”

Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says one person was taken into custody after the plane landed at 7:30 p.m.

Frontier says the plane went to a “remote pad” for screening and passengers were taken to the fire station at the airport.