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Bomb scare delays Spirit Airlines flight in Florida

Passenger says he saw suspicious messaage on cellphone

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(Ferre' Dollar/CNN)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Spirit Airlines flight that was delayed for hours in Florida after a report of a possible bomb threat has finally landed in Dallas.

A passenger alerted flight attendants after noticing a message on another passenger's cellphone before the flight took off Sunday night. It was scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 8:15 p.m. Sunday but was delayed for hours while authorities investigated.

Broward Sheriff deputies escorted a man off the plane, which was checked by investigators and cleared.

Authorities said the plane eventually took off around 2:30 a.m. Monday and landed safely at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

No further details were immediately available.