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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aeroflot Bomb Search

NEW YORK () -- A bomb threat delayed a Moscow-bound flight for several hours on Tuesday as police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched an Aeroflot jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, police said. A search of the jet by the New York City bomb squad found no explosive device.

But while the jet was being searched, a man walked into a Brooklyn police station and said a prospective passenger on the flight had stolen $8,000.

Police located the Russian-speaking passenger at the gate as he was boarding the flight and arrested him. His identity has yet to be determined. It is not known if the incidents were connected.