Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is investigating a bomb threat that caused a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey to divert and land in Canada.

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 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.