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Flight diverted after report of suspicious material




CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A report of suspicious material aboard a United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco led authorities to divert it and make an unscheduled stop in Chicago, police said Tuesday.

United Flight 27 landed at 10:49 a.m. (11:49 a.m. ET) at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and was taken to a remote area. A bomb and arson squad, including a canine team, inspected the Boeing 757-200 and found nothing out of the ordinary, officials said.

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications said all passengers were safely evacuated and no injuries reported.

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said two passengers reported that another one appeared suspicious. The man was carrying two vials of medicine, an MP3 player and wires for his laptop computer, the spokesman said.

Law enforcement officials questioned the passenger.

The TSA spokesman said he was unsure whether the passenger would join others on the final leg of the flight to California.

CNN's Mike Ahlers, Edith Chapin and Jeanne Meserve contributed to this report.

 
 
 
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