UPDATE: After a suspicious package was discovered at the baggage claim area of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C late on a Sunday afternoon, the terminal was forced to be evacuated. A bomb squad and a K-9 team from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to investigate the package, and thousands of passengers were made to wait outside while they did so. In addition, members of the Newark Fire Department rushed to the scene.
The Newark Airport released a statement on Twitter confirming the incident. The tweet read: “EWR, Terminal C level 1 is temporarily closed due to police activity. Please use level 2 and level 3.”
Officials from the airport have not yet provided a statement regarding the current status of the package; nevertheless, their investigation is still ongoing. During this time while the airport is working to get the terminal back up and running, passengers are being encouraged to check the status of their flights online. At 6:45 in the evening, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that the airport terminal had been reopened.
Newark Airport Bomb Threat Today – Newark Airport saw a bomb threat on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Numerous law enforcement organizations and rescue teams responded to the incident. According to the Newark Police Department, the Newark Airport terminal has been evacuated due to an Unattended vibrating bag in Newark, New Jersey. People have been sent to the parking garage across the street while police and bomb squad investigates the incident. Videos and images shared on social media show a huge police presence at the Newark airport.
RELATED ARTICLE: Terminal B at Newark Liberty Airport evacuated after security breach
After a security breach on Thursday night, September 23, 2022, Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B was completely evacuated as a precautionary measure. An individual who was standing in line for TSA reportedly went through a security door at approximately 9:15 p.m., as reported by the Port Authority. The entire terminal had to be evacuated while a K-9 unit searched the area and discovered the suspect. Eventually, they were successful. About an hour later, passengers were allowed back inside, but there were still a lot of people waiting in line because everyone had to go through additional screening before entering Terminal B.
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