Chicago-bound flight from Rome diverted due to ‘potential security concern’

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: United Airlines jets sit at gates at O'Hare International Airport on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, 67 million passengers passed through O'Hare, another 20 million passed through Chicago's Midway Airport, and the two airports combined moved more than 1.4 million tons of air cargo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SHANNON, Ireland — A flight headed to Chicago from Rome was diverted Monday morning due to a security concern.

United Airlines flight UA971, en route to Chicago from Rome, was diverted to Shannon, Ireland following a “potential security concern,” a statement from the airlines said.

“Additional security screenings will be performed on all customers and baggage, and we will work to get customers on their way to Chicago as quickly as possible,” according to the statement.

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