fter Philadelphia police received a call Thursday morning in which someone claimed that a passenger on a Dallas-bound U.S. Airways flight was in possession of "illegal devices or a hazardous substance" — thought to be explosives — the flight was ordered back to Philadelphia International Airport. But after evacuating and searching the plane, officials determined that "the initial call appeared to be a prank being played" on a twenty-something passenger, who was removed from the plane for questioning. "There was no emergency," Philadelphia police inspector Joe Sullivan said.
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