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Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

Published on Apr 19, 2014 11:44 AM

DENVER (REUTERS) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, interviewed and the scene secured, officials said.

Flight 1500, a Boeing 737 with 151 passengers and six crew, landed roughly on time at Denver International Airport from Detroit Metropolitan Airport at about 4:40 p.m. Mountain Time (6:40 am Singapore time), airline spokesman Russell Cason said.

The passengers were quickly sent off the plane without their luggage and taken by buses to a separate part of the airport where they were being interviewed by FBI officials. There were no reports of injury.

Flight 1500 had a "potential security threat onboard the aircraft," Denver airport spokesman Julie Smith said, adding that all other airport operations were normal.

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