All-Clear Given After Newark Airport's Evacuation


Part of Terminal A at the Newark airport was temporarily evacuated Saturday after a pressure cooker was left at the facility.

Police cleared the surrounding area inside Newark Liberty International Airport after the discovery.

The Port Authority of New York, New Jersey police, police dogs and Essex County bomb squad responded at the scene.

The incident lasted about one hour. No explosives were found.

Port Authority tweeted that travelers “should expect residual delays” from the evacuation.

The suspicious package was discovered at level 3 of Terminal A.

The item was found in the lead-up area where passengers are screened.

The pressure cooker was in a shopping bag that placed by a trash can.

The terminal was evacuated at about 5 p.m. on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.


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