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United Flight Gets Diverted Over Security Concern

September 15, 2016

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A United Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on June 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph by Justin Sullivan—Getty Images/ File

A United Airlines (UAL) flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San Diego was diverted to Denver on Wednesday because of an unspecified security concern, the airline said.

United Flight 1243 landed safely at about 9:30 p.m. local time at Denver International Airport, where passengers got off the plane, an airline spokeswoman said.

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The airline said the flight was diverted to Denver in an “abundance of caution” because of an unspecified security concern.

Passengers boarded the airplane to resume their flight to San Diego after a two-hour delay, United said.

Denver police and the FBI were investigating the incident, the airline said.