PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A US Airways plane bound for Dallas was ordered back to Philadelphia International Airport early on Thursday after police received a call about explosives on board that they later determined was a hoax.

The incident began with a phone call to Philadelphia police at about 7:30 a.m. local time (1130 GMT), when a caller reported that a passenger on board the flight had illegal devices or a hazardous substance, according to authorities.

The plane, Flight 1267, which had taken off for Dallas a short time earlier, was diverted back to the airport, authorities said. One passenger was taken from the plane for questioning.

Looks like the prank caller and bomb threat idiots in today's America have stepped up their game now to fake explosives aboard a plane calls. I think whenever one of these jokers is caught, 5 years hard time in a real prison, should be mandatory.