NJ airport terminal closed over suspicious package

Newark Liberty International Airport

June 1, 2011 7:14:04 PM PDT
A terminal at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has been briefly evacuated by authorities investigating a suspicious package.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokeswoman Sara Beth Joren says Terminal A was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday evening.

It's unknown if flights were delayed or canceled because of the shutdown.

Such security shutdowns at the airport are fairly common.

A security checkpoint was briefly closed last month after a Transportation Security Administration officer saw a water bottle in a carry-on bag but the wrong bag was removed for inspection. A checkpoint also briefly closed in February when an improperly screened passenger entered a secure area.

Part of a terminal briefly closed in December when a computer monitor checked as baggage caused a security scare.