NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A terminal at Newark Airport was briefly evacuated by authorities investigating a suspicious package.
Port Authority spokeswoman Sara Beth Joren said Terminal A was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday evening.
It’s unknown if flights were delayed or canceled because of the shutdown.
Such security shutdowns at the airport are fairly common.
A security checkpoint was briefly closed last month after a Transportation Security Administration officer saw a water bottle in a carry-on bag but the wrong bag was removed for inspection.
A checkpoint also briefly closed in February when an improperly screened passenger entered a secure area.
Part of a terminal briefly closed in December when a computer monitor checked as baggage caused a security scare.
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