New York-Bound Flight Diverted After Suspicious Device Found in Toilet

Camera disguised as flash drive thought to be a bomb

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Gary Cameron / Reuters

A Delta jetliner (foreground) is de-iced while an American Airlines plane (rear) takes off at Reagan National Airport in Washington January 3, 2014.

A flight from San Francisco to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon after a suspicious electronic device was discovered in the aircraft’s toilet, spurring fears that a bomb might have been planted on board.

After examining the evidence, officials said the suspect object on the American Airlines flight was a camera disguised as a flash drive, according to NBC. Officials, including F.B.I. investigators, are now trying to determine who planted it.