Newark Airport Terminal OK'd to Reopen

Published December 20, 2010

NEWARK, N.J. – Officials say a terminal at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a computer monitor caused a precautionary shutdown.

FBI agent Bryan Travers says the monitor normally emits small amounts of radiation and there was no danger.

The terminal is home to American Airlines at the airport and was shut down during Monday morning's investigation.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith says the package was found behind the ticket counter at a security checkpoint.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The FBI has cleared what was thought to be a suspicious package at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

FBI Special Agent Bryan Travers says the package is a computer monitor that normally emits small amounts of radiation and there is no danger.

Terminal A, which is home to American Airlines at the airport, was shut down during Monday morning's investigation.

Travers says the monitor is being shipped to the same destination as it's owner, who is already in flight.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith tells The Associated Press the package was found behind the ticket counter at a security checkpoint where checked bags are screened.


Written by Associated Press

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