Massachussetts police, FBI respond to ‘potential criminal act’ on inbound Boston flight

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Massachusetts State Police and FBI officials responded to a “potential criminal act” on a flight headed into Boston Saturday morning, a spokesperson for the department detailed.

Police, according to the statement, were notified by American Airlines of the potential act that occurred on American Flight 1441 at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The flight, which departed Charlotte, N.C., was met by state police and detectives who launched an investigation, according to the department.

Police said the on-site officials determined that the alleged criminal act occurred during the flight, and thus would be handled by federal authorities. Police also said they are aiding federal officials in this incident and have no further comment.

The Federal Aviation Administration, in a statement, confirmed that the flight departed from Charlotte, landed safely at Logan International Airport around 10 a.m. on Saturday, and that the flight crew “reported a possible security issue.”

A statement from American Airlines said, “We take this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation, as safety and security are our highest priorities.”

The FBI confirmed that the agency responded but had no further information about what happened.