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Flight From Houston To Istanbul Makes Emergency Landing In Ireland After "Security Alert"

Turkish Airlines flight TK34, a Boeing 777-300, landed at Shannon Airport at 11 a.m. local time.

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A flight from Houston to Istanbul was diverted to Ireland over a security threat Sunday morning, officials confirmed.

Photos: scene at @ShannonAirport after @TurkishAirlines flight #TK34 #bombthreat (pics E. Muslu) - @theplanenews

Turkish Airlines flight TK34, a Boeing 777-300, landed at Shannon Airport at 11 a.m. local time. The aircraft was met by Irish police and a bomb disposal unit.

Irish national broadcaster RTÉ reported the flight was diverted after a handwritten note was discovered.

Passengers and crew disembarked and were taken to a secure area to be interviewed, an Irish National Police Service spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

The plane will not be searched until 3 p.m. local time.

The police spokesperson would not comment on the nature of alert or threat, except to say police were "dealing with a security alert."

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