This morning, a US Airways flight leaving from Philadelphia heading for Dallas had to be turned around and landed. A man is in custody following a threat of liquid explosives on the plane. Authorities believe there are no explosives on the plane. Click below to read more.

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ABC News has learned that police in Philadelphia removed a man from the flight on its return, who is suspected of calling in the threat. Authorities are confident that there are no explosives aboard the plane and believe the person in custody issued the threat.

Philadelphia police received a call around 7 a.m. from a person stating that a specific individual had explosive liquid on him and was attempting to get it past TSA and onto the Dallas flight.

Authorities later discovered that the person implicated on the tip call was on the flight to Dallas that had departed at 7:39 a.m. and ordered it to return, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia affiliate WPVI.

The man who was detained has not yet been identified, but has been described as a male in his 20’s. The man is being questioned, his luggage was searched and no explosives were found.

Officers also questioned those passengers sitting closest to the man, who is believed to have issued the threat himself.

All 69 passengers and five crew members on flight 1267 are safe.

Philadelphia police officers, FBI bomb technicians and SWAT officers boarded the plane once it had landed and was moved to a safe location.

The flight was deemed safe and is expected to depart for its destination once questioning is complete.

ABC News