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 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
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.