Paris Hilton’s flight evacuated after 4-inch knife found on board

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 11:55 AM IST

London: Paris Hilton’s flight was evacuated after a fellow traveler discovered a four-inch serrated knife hidden in a pocket on the plane.

The hotel heiress was heading to Maui for a sunshine break when the plane was evacuated by Los Angeles Airport security.

“We were about to take off then security made everyone deplane because they found a big knife on board the plane,” a daily quoted Paris as tweeting.

“Scary that it got on plane,” she wrote.

Paris was on the plane with nightclub promoter boyfriend Cy Waits.

“They just finished the security sweep of the plane. About to board again. So strange a knife got on board. Can’t wait to get to Maui,” the heiress posted after an hour of waiting around there.

The police weren’t called as airport sources identified the weapon as “box-cutting knife” belonging to the airline crew, according to website TMZ.

After the delay the plane took off as planned.

“So excited to get out of this LA rain and be in paradise. I love Hawaii! :) Can’t wait!” Paris added.

ANI