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A Turkish Airlines plane takes off at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul Nov. 30, 2012.OSMAN ORSAL/Reuters

A Turkish Airlines A330 passenger jet that was diverted to Halifax late Saturday night because of a bomb scare has now resumed its flight to Istanbul.

Halifax's Stanfield International Airport confirmed the departure in a Twitter post this morning.

RCMP had earlier tweeted that the aircraft and the passenger's luggage had been searched, and that no explosive device was found.

The flight, with 256 people aboard, took off from New York City and was rerouted to Halifax where it landed without incident just after midnight local time.

Police said bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the plane, but wouldn't comment further on the nature of the threat.

Last week an Air France flight bound for Paris was diverted to Halifax and a second flight was diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah due to "anonymous threats" but nothing was found on either aircraft.

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