Suspicious Object on Delta Flight Causes Bomb Scare at Newark Airport
The cleaning crew reported the incident Tuesday at 12:50 am, and Port Authority officials are boggled as to how the object made it past the TSA security checkpoint.
The bomb squad and the FBI were also summoned to the scene.
"There was no imminent threat at the time this object was discovered," said FBI spokesman Special Agent Bryan Travers, NJ.com reported.
The object is now in the possession of an FBI bomb technician. After a thorough inspection, the aircraft was considered safe and it returned to Delta at about 5:15 a.m.
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