Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey is diverted at Canadian airport over bomb threat 

  • The plane was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • A Twitter account for the airport said 256 passengers had been on Flight 2
  • It also tweeted that the plane made a safe landing
  • The RCMP in Nova Scotia said it would not comment on the details of the bomb threat and was looking to identify the person or persons responsible

A Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey was diverted at a Canadian airport amid fears of a bomb early Sunday morning. 

The plane was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, a Twitter account for the airport said.

The airport (@HfxStanfield) tweeted the plane made a safe landing, and that 256 passengers had been on Flight 2.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) tweeted: 'Plane has landed safely @HfxStanfield. Passengers are disembarking. #RCMP receiving assistance from various agencies.'

A Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey was diverted at a Canadian airport amid fears of a bomb

A Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Turkey was diverted at a Canadian airport amid fears of a bomb

A Twitter account for the airport said 256 passengers had been on Flight 2

A Twitter account for the airport said 256 passengers had been on Flight 2

RCMP said in tweets that both the plane and luggage were to be searched by police dogs

RCMP said in tweets that both the plane and luggage were to be searched by police dogs

RCMP said in tweets that both the plane and luggage were to be searched by police dogs.

@RCMPNS tweeted: 'Investigation into bomb threat is in its early stages. Threat was received at 10:50 p.m. this evening @HfxStanfield.'

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. 

Later, @HfxStanfield tweeted 'Turkish Airlines passenger transfer to terminal @HfxStanfield going smoothly. 256 passengers and crew on flight. All safe. @RCMPNS on scene.'

CTV reporter Kayla Hounsell tweeted that this photo shows 'Passengers boarding Halifax Transit busses to be taken to a secure area at the airport'

CTV reporter Kayla Hounsell tweeted that this photo shows 'Passengers boarding Halifax Transit busses to be taken to a secure area at the airport'

RCMP tweeted that it would not comment on the bomb threat 

RCMP tweeted that it would not comment on the bomb threat 

RCMP said it 'is looking to establish the origin of the threat and identify the person or persons responsible' 

RCMP said it 'is looking to establish the origin of the threat and identify the person or persons responsible' 

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 November 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and heightened security concerns worldwide.

The plane was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (pictured) 

The plane was diverted to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (pictured) 

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