The nature of the threat is still not clear but flight #LY2 from New York JFK to Tel Aviv was intercepted by 2 Swiss F/A18 fighter jets ( from Payerne) over Swiss airspace after pilots received anonymous bomb threat. The Boeing 747-400 has continued to Tel Aviv.

UPDATE4 ELAL flight LY2 safely landed runway 21 (visual approach) at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

UPDATE3 2 Israeli Air Force fighter jets escorted the Boeing 747-400 to Ben Gurion airport.

UPDATE2 #LY2 is expected to land in Tel Aviv at 0937UTC (1237LT).

UPDATE1 The 2 F/A18s caused sonic boom over Switzerland at 0830LT.

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