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A United Airlines flight from London to Newark declared emergency over the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday after a threat was located on a bathroom mirror, Traveltalk has learned.

The flight was tracked by thousands of people online as it continued its journey, landing safely at Newark about three hours after the emergency was called.

“United flight 921 from London to Newark landed safely in Newark on Monday after a non-credible threat was found written on a lavatory mirror. Our pilots and law enforcement followed the regular procedure for this type of occurrence, which included having customers deplane a short distance from the terminal. The aircraft will receive a security sweep and we’ll get our connecting customers to their destinations soon,” a spokesperson for the airline told Traveltalk.

Local authorities have been contacted for comment.