Anonymous tip forces Delta flight to return to Boston Airport

  • Delta Flight 5770 from Boston to Newark returned to Logan International Airport due to reported passenger threats.
  • Massachusetts State Police escorted the unidentified male passenger off and checked his carry-on bags without finding any weapons.
  • The report came from an anonymous source who informed a New Jersey police agency.

BOSTON — After an anonymous caller informed a New Jersey police agency of a possible threat, a Delta flight destined for Newark made an abrupt return to Boston's Logan International Airport on Sunday. This unforeseen change in flight plan was due to security concerns raised about one particular passenger aboard.

The unidentified male passenger, at the heart of this incident, was promptly escorted from Delta Airlines Flight 5770 by Massachusetts State Police upon landing back in Boston. Ensuring no stone was left unturned, the Mass State Police Bomb Squad teamed up with explosive detection dogs to inspect both of the passenger's carry-on items meticulously. No weapons or harmful items were discovered in the search, and it was noted that the individual hadn't checked in any additional luggage.

Once the safety of the plane and its passengers was ascertained, Delta Airlines Flight 5770 was given clearance and proceeded to continue its journey to Newark. Elaborating on the day's events, a representative from the State Police confirmed that the decision to redirect the flight came as a precautionary move, acting on the anonymous information received.