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United Airlines flight at Newark Airport is searched by K9 units after ‘a passenger made a bomb threat on board’ and was taken to a hospital

  • A United Airlines flight was searched on the tarmac at Newark Liberty Airport Sunday after a passenger made a bomb threat, reports suggest
  • An image of the plane posted on Twitter shows a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey Airport 
  • Spokespersons for the airline and airport said the passenger who made the threat was taken to a hospital for a medical emergency
  • Passengers were later returned to the airport terminal and no injuries were reported after the incident 

A United Airlines flight was searched on the tarmac at Newark Liberty Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board. 

An unidentified passenger on United Flight 2304 arriving at the New Jersey airport just after 4.30pm had threatened there was a bomb on board, authorities said.

‘The crew reported one of the passengers had made a threat,’ a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed to DailyMail.com.  

A Twitter user uploaded a picture showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening. 

A United Airlines flight (pictured) has been evacuated at Newark Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board, reports suggest

A United Airlines flight (pictured) has been evacuated at Newark Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board, reports suggest

A Twitter user uploaded images (pictured) showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening

A Twitter user uploaded images (pictured) showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening

Images from the social media post show a staircase rolled up to the airplane's opened door

Images from the social media post show a staircase rolled up to the airplane’s opened door 

The spokeswoman said that the passenger was taken to a hospital, but did not have more information on why the person was taken, or if they were injured. 

The spokeswoman said the threat required a search by Port Authority police K9 units, and that aircraft’s other passengers were bussed to an airplane terminal. 

No injuries were reported and no other information was available. 

A United Airlines spokeswoman was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out.  

A pilot’s announcement on the plane informed all on board about the passenger’s threat, according to a report by the Lakewood Scoop. 

A suspect was seen in video posted by Lakewood Scoop being led off the plane as K-9 units were brought in to inspect luggage that was lined up on the tarmac.

Once the bags were cleared, they were returned to passengers, the Lakewood Scoop reported.   

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