A San Diego-bound United Airlines aircraft was diverted to Denver International Airport Wednesday night after a passenger reported a possibly suspicious device on the Boeing 737.
After the plane landed safely and was met by both the FBI and Denver Police Department the item was deemed not a threat. It is unclear who owned the item, but no one is in custody nor is anyone being sought for questioning.
United said in an earlier statement of the flight, which departed from Newark Liberty International Airport outside New York City:
“Out of an abundance of caution, United flight 1243 was diverted to DIA due to a potential security concern. The plane has landed safely, and we are currently working on getting customers rebooked.”
The Chicago-based airline said there were no injuries as a result of the diversion which occurred around 9:30 p.m. Out of caution, the airport provided buses to transport passengers off the airplane during the investigation to the terminal area. Passengers were allowed back on the aircraft upon learning that the reported object has been deemed harmless. According to FlightAware.com, the flight is scheduled to continue to San Diego at 11:59 p.m. .