My Fox NY
Friday, October 29, 2010
MYFOXNY.COM – Homeland Security is conducting sweeps on UPS planes at Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.
DHS investigating suspicious packages reported on the cargo planes after a potential explosive device was found aboard UPS flight in England.
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said officials found something suspicious on a cargo plane in Birmingham, England. But test results for explosives were negative, according to the Associated Press. That plane was reportedly bound for Chicago.
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Homeland Security officials said one of the crew on the cargo plane from Paris, France, landing at Philadelphia around 9 a.m. called authorities thinking a package aboard the plane could have a radioactive makeup, according to MyFoxPhilly.com .
Live video from SkyFoxHD shows about a dozen emergency vehicles on the scene at the Newark airport. An security worker was seen walking into an adjacent UPS building with a “blast suit”. It was unclear if any suspicious packages were also believed to be inside of that building.
This article was posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:52 am