Suspicious package at Newark, NJ airport delays flights

NEWARK — Dozens of flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed Sunday due to reports of a suspicious package, according to reports.

Around 1 p.m., the official EWR Twitter account said Levels 1 and 2 of Terminal C had been closed to traffic. However, there was no immediate information about the cause of the closures.

Videos posted to Twitter around 1 p.m. show a heavy police presence outside Terminal C. The Essex County Sheriff’s Bomb Disposal Unit vehicle can be seen outside the terminal.

A suspicious package was found in the bathroom, according to the Port Authority Police Department, PIX 11 reported. The item was removed and people were allowed to return to the terminal around 1:45 p.m.

Authorities reportedly said 59 flights were delayed and arriving United Airlines flights were being held until 2.30pm.

The Port Authority Police Department did not immediately return a request for information from New Jersey 101.5.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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