Delta Airlines jet taking off

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)- Atlanta Police are investigating after being alerted to a possible threat against a Delta flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Atlanta Airport spokesperson Elise Durham confirmed a 911 operator alerted authorities after seeing a tweet concerning a threat to the Delta flight. She said ground stop was lifted after 15 minutes.

Delta released the following statement to our newsroom:

"Flight 2234 was delayed Wednesday evening due to a threat issued via social media. Out of an abundance of caution the aircraft was taken out of service for a security search by law enforcement. Passengers are being re-accommodated on a different aircraft to their destination."

That flight was completely de-planed and has been moved to an isolated area of the airport. Atlanta Police and an explosives unit are sweeping the aircraft. 

CBS46 will continue to provide details on and at 9 p.m.

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