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US police checks Russian airliner for explosive devices

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New York, Dec 7 (IANS) Police in New York checked a flight of Russian airline Aeroflot, which arrived from Moscow at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) here, for explosive devices, a media report said on Monday.

“The police received a notification about the presence of an explosive device on board,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Sputnik news report that cited a spokesperson for the Russian embassy as saying.

“As far as we know, they are searching the plane for explosive devices,” the spokesperson added.

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There is no information related to the search results or any possible detentions until now, and the flight back to Moscow is delayed, according to the embassy.

A representative of Port Authority Police told the media that all passengers have disembarked the plane, said the report.

The Aeroflot plane landed at the JFK at around 3.45 p.m. on Sunday.

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