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Developing: Delta Airlines
Sun May 8, 2011
Delta Airlines flight from DTW diverted for potential security risk
UPDATE at 3:35: An airport spokesman says a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to San Diego that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday has been cleared to take off again after authorities investigated a "potential security threat."
UPDATE at 3:07: Television station KOB reports note was a bomb threat.
UPDATE at 2:55 pm: Transportation Security Administration tells CNN a suspicious note was found in the lavatory by a flight attendant.
TSA spokeswoman Kristin Lee said the flight landed without incident, and that all passengers deplaned safely.
Original story below:
The Associated Press reports a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to San Diego has been diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. over what authorities are calling a "potential security threat."
Albuquerque International Sunport airport spokesman Daniel Jiron declined to say what the potential threat was, referring calls to the FBI. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher declined to clarify and said only that agents were investigating.
Jiron says the plane is in a "remote location" at the airport and that passengers are being interviewed.
He did not immediately know how many passengers are aboard.
The flight, Delta 1706, was diverted at 10 a.m.a