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| 12 June, 2018

Nothing suspicious found on U.S.-bound plane after security scare, Irish police say

A message found on the plane referred to a bomb

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER aircraft takes off from Zurich Airport January 9, 2018.  Image used for illustrative purpose.

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER aircraft takes off from Zurich Airport January 9, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

DUBLIN - A United Airlines plane that was diverted to Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday after a security alert has been returned to the airline after nothing suspicious was found on board, the Irish police said.

A message found on the plane referred to a bomb, a source with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters. The United jet landed once it had jettisoned some of the fuel loaded for Rome-Chicago flight.

"Searches have been completed and the plane had been handed back to the airline," a police spokesman said on Tuesday. "Nothing was found."

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(Reporting by Conor Humphries, editing by Larry King) ((conor.humphries@thomsonreuters.com; +35315001518; Reuters Messaging: conor.humphries.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))