Suspicious package at Newark, NJ Airport delays flights, reports say
NEWARK — Dozens of flights at Newark International Liberty Airport have been delayed Sunday due to reports of a suspicious package, according to reports.
Around 1 p.m., the official EWR Twitter account said that Terminal C levels 1 and 2 had been closed to traffic. However, there was no immediate information about the cause of the closures.
Videos posted to Twitter at around 1 p.m. show a heavy police presence outside of Terminal C. The Essex County Sheriff's Bomb Disposal Unit vehicle can be seen outside of the terminal.
A suspicious package had been found in the bathroom, according to the Port Authority Police Department, PIX 11 reported. The item was reportedly removed and people were allowed to return to the terminal around 1:45 p.m.
Authorities reportedly said 59 flights had been delayed and arriving United Airlines flights were being held until 2:30 p.m.
The Port Authority Police Department did not immediately return a request for information from New Jersey 101.5.