Scary flight and landing for the Celtics on their way to play the Thunder as a bomb threat on the flight luckily turned out to be an apparent hoax.
A team spokesman said the Celtics became aware of the threat while in the air, but only a handful of staffers on board the private flight were alerted. The Celtics made their scheduled landing at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport, where authorities met the team on the tarmac and advised players to leave personal belongings behind on the plane so they could be examined.
The FBI's Oklahoma City field office said late Saturday that a thorough search of the aircraft "did not locate an explosive device" and that the agency is investigating the incident.
BOMB THREAT SCARE EARLIER.!! NEVER BEEN APART OF SUCH THING. BUT GLAD WE ARE OK AND MADE IT TO OKLAHOMA SAFELY.!!— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) December 11, 2016
#Celtics players, staff were told to leave bags on plane and depart for hotel. They are at hotel in OKC waiting for bags to be delivered— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 11, 2016
DETAILS: FBI releases more info on bomb threat made toward Boston @celtics team flight landing at @fly_okc @NEWS9 pic.twitter.com/JAuF5rROVR— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyJC) December 11, 2016
We'll keep you updated with any more details that come in. Follow us on Twitter for the most recent Celtics updates. JR 12/11/2016 02:32:00 AM Tweet Edit