An airplane being loaded for takeoff was evacuated Monday after threatening words were found scrawled inside the cargo hold, an airport spokeswoman said.
No dangerous devices were found.
An employee for Trans States Airlines, a regional carrier for United Airlines, notified authorities shortly after 7:30 a.m. that "suspicious and threatening graffiti" had been found in the belly of the 50-passenger jet, said Will Rogers World Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney.
She did not disclose the exact words but said they was written in an area where only authorized personnel should have access.
The plane was still at the gate being loaded with luggage when the message was found.
Passengers were removed and the plane was towed to a remote section of the airport, where the luggage and plane were searched.
There were 44 passengers on the airplane, scheduled for a flight to St. Louis.
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