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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Passengers said they think the holiday had something to do with a threat to a US Airways plane in North Carolina Wednesday.

Local authorities said someone called in a bomb threat targeting a flight from Boston to Charlotte.

Officials immediately removed all the passengers and bused them to the terminal for re-screening.

The flight was scheduled to continue on to Chicago.

“The Fourth of July, coming straight from Boston, all that’s happened,” one passenger said. “So when they heard there was a threat, that there could be something on the plane, there was a little fear and panic. People, you know, getting a little jostled and confused.”

The FBI said there was no indication the public was ever in danger.

Officials have not said if anyone has been arrested for the incident.