by Rich Thomaselli
on April 17, 2023 Last updated: 9:50 AM ET, Mon April 17, 2023
Newark Liberty International Airport. (photo via tupungato/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus)One of the biggest airports in the country was briefly
closed for business on Sunday night.
Newark-Liberty International Airport in northern New Jersey,
widely regarded as a New York City airport, was closed for about 45 minutes on
Sunday, according to NorthJersey.com.The reason?
A suspicious package was found.Despite the brevity of the incident, the whole thing lasted
approximately 45 minutes, and a local bomb squad was called to the baggage
claim area in Terminal C.
Terminal C is mostly a United Airlines arrival terminal.The terminal was cleared and reopened in less than an hour
by authorities, according to a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey. It was still operating normally as of Monday morning.#BREAKING: Newark Airport Baggage Claim terminal has been evacuated due to a vibrating bag#Newark | #NewJerseyCurrently multiple people have been evacuated at the Newark international airport Baggage Claim terminal due to unattended vibrating bag. People have been sent to… pic.twitter.com/mWxzCFvbB6
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) April 16, 2023The suspicious package was cleared, but no further
information was available.
In total, FlightAware.com
reported that over 500 flights in and out of the airport were delayed on
Sunday, with another 190-plus canceled. For the latest travel news, updates and deals, subscribe
to the daily TravelPulse
Topics From This Article to Explore
Appeared first on: Travelpulse.com