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NJ flight delayed after knives found

April 21, 2009 12:22:44 PM PDT
Security officials at Newark Liberty International Airport delayed a Las Vegas-bound flight Tuesday because a passenger was carrying two small knives in her luggage. Continental Flight 768 missed its scheduled 7:30 a.m. departure.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis says a passenger looking through her overhead luggage had a small Swiss Army knife and another knife with a 2½ inch blade.

Authorities declined to say if the bag's owner or someone else alerted the crew.

Davis says the plane returned to the gate and was cleared of passengers so a check could be conducted.

The passenger was questioned and released.

The TSA is investigating how the knives made it through security.

United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, originated from Newark.


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