Plane at Newark Airport evacuated after attendants report suspicious photo

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A plane at Newark Airport was evacuated Saturday morning after flight attendants reported a suspicious photo.

A source close to the investigation tells Eyewitness News two flight attendants received an airdropped photo of a suicide vest on their iPhones and went to tell the captain.

The incident was reported at about 7:50 a.m. on JetBlue flight 573 bound for Tampa.

About 150 passengers were taken off the plane onto the tarmac via stairways and were bused to a gate to board another plane.

Police searched the plane with a bomb-sniffing dog, and luggage was removed and rescreened.

Authorities did not find anything suspicious.

Port Authority police detectives are investigating where the photo came from.

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