United flight diverted en route to Chicago on 'potential security concern'

NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) - United Airlines flight UA971 from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Shannon, Ireland, following "a potential security concern," the airline said on Monday.

"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," United said in a statement. (Reporting by Alana Wise, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)