5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Dec. 31

Monolith in the Houston Heights area on the corner of 17th and Beverly.
Monolith in the Houston Heights area on the corner of 17th and Beverly. (Copyright - KPRC)

Here are things to know for Thursday, Dec. 31:

1. 2 men detained after reports of possible bomb on flight headed to Houston, officials say

A United flight headed to Houston was diverted to Alexandria International Airport after reports of a possible explosive device onboard, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

At 12:24 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call of a reported inbound aircraft emergency, officials said.

The flight was en route from Jackson, Mississippi to Houston before being diverted to Louisiana, according to deputies. The aircraft landed safely and passengers were deplaned, deputies said.

Deputies said two persons of interest were detained.

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