According to the Port Authority Authorities Department, a portion of Newark Liberty International Airport had to be evacuated on September 11 after police received complaints of a suspicious package in Terminal C. The reports led to the evacuation of that portion of the airport.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., passengers on level one of the airport were asked to leave the building as a “precautionary step,” and all services were suspended.
At approximately 1:45 in the afternoon, police delivered the all-clear signal.
According to the officials, there were 59 flights that were delayed as a result of the event.
The Federal Aviation Administration has made the decision to suspend all operations in the airport related to incoming flights until 2:30 in the afternoon.
At Newark Liberty International Airport, the package was purportedly discovered in a bathroom located in Terminal C. According to the Port Authority Police Department, the first level of the terminal was immediately evacuated as investigators inspected the scene of the incident.
According to the officials, the item was removed, and the airport was made safe at approximately 1:45 p.m.
The authorities did not reveal what was contained in the suspicious package, but they did clarify that nobody was injured while the building was on lockdown.
Passengers have been evacuated from Newark airport’s terminal C due to “police activity” on Sunday.
All flights have been halted since passengers are still unsure of the reason for the evacuation.
Passengers in a state of panic have been tweeting continuously about the emergency evacuation.
When the plane touched down in New Jersey, one of the passengers tweeted about the emergency evacuation of the other passengers.
“Just landed at EWRairport, as soon as we got to baggage claim the entire terminal was evacuated!! Still no word as to the cause”.
The Newark Airport confirmed on their Twitter that there was police activity.
The reason for the evacuation has not been made public at this time.