Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigating after bomb threat diverts plane Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and land in Canada

November 23, 2015 6:55 am

 The bomb threat happened on a Turkish Airlines flight from to Istanbul. Photo / Getty

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is investigating a bomb
threat that caused a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to
Istanbul to divert and land in .
Halifax Stanfield
International Airport said on its Twitter feed early Sunday that Flight 2
had landed safely and that police were at the scene.
The airport’s tweet says 256 people were on board.

The
RCMP in Nova Scotia said on its Twitter feed that it would not comment
on the details of the bomb threat and was looking to identify the person
or persons responsible.

It added that police will be “searching the Turkish Airlines plane using police dogs trained in explosives.”
The RCMP said the bomb threat was received at 10:50 p.m. local time.
Flight tracking sites show the flight had already taken off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York by then.

Last
Tuesday night, Air France Flight 55 from Dulles International Airport
outside Washington was diverted to Halifax after an anonymous bomb
threat was phoned in after the plane had taken off.
An FBI
statement late Tuesday said authorities had investigated and found no
credible threat, and the RCMP said investigators found no evidence of an
explosive device.
That threat came after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and heightened security concerns worldwide.

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