Teen arrested for plot to hijack plane headed to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A California teenager has been arrested in Nashville for plotting to hijack a plane from Los Angeles to Nashville.

The FBI says the 16-year-old was removed from Southwest Airlines Flight 284 Tuesday night by authorities at Nashville International Airport, and found with "suspicious" items.

Agents said the teen had handcuffs, rope and duct tape in his bag, and was believed to be traveling alone. The juvenile's name has not been released.

The teen is in custody in Nashville.

The FBI dismissed broadcast reports that the teen was planning to crash the plane into a "Hannah Montana" concert in Lafayette, La.

Agents said authorities searched his home in California and found a mock cockpit.

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