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Plane returned to British Airways after threat prompts security alert in US

A security alert was launched after a threat was made about a British Airways flight from London to New Jersey in the US.

The flight, carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew, arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport at around 1pm after the unspecified threat was received.

Police at the airport later said nothing harmful or suspicious was found after a search of the cabin and cargo area at a remote section of the airport.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, said the plane was released to British Airways.

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