PHOENIX - Authorities say a flight heading to San Diego has been diverted to Phoenix.
FBI Special Agent Perryn T. Collier says an American Airlines flight from Dallas, Texas, en route to San Diego landed Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Collier did not say what security threat led the flight to land in Phoenix.
According to a USA Today report, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, tweeted that his flight was diverted to Phoenix for security issues.
Awesome. Flight diverted to Phoenix for security reasons.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
On Sunday, Sony's Playstation Network service experienced mass outages for users in North America. A group called Lizard Squad has taken credit for the outages and also tweeted about a security threat against the plane.
American Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Mohr says Flight 362 landed safely in Phoenix shortly before noon and was met by authorities.
Mohr says 179 passengers and six crew members were aboard and referred questions about the security issue to the FBI.
According to Lindbergh Field's flight information website, Flight 362 landed in San Diego at about 5:15 p.m.