Philadelphia, NJ & British Airport UPS Bomb Investigations

October 29th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that The Department of Homeland Security was called in on Friday to investigate suspicious packages in UPS cargo planes and a truck, in several places along the Eastern part of the United States, including Philadelphia National Airport, and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey. An airport in England is also currently being investigated for suspicious packages on board a UPS cargo plane, after a bomb threat was made to ‘NBC’ Philadelphia which was said to involve a UPS flight from Paris.

According to the United Parcel Service (UPS) which is based out of Atlanta Georgia, “This morning, Twitter and news media sites are reporting information about a suspicious package that arrived on a UPS plane at both the Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.

“UPS is working closely with authorities. Because these incidents are still being investigated, we don’t have any further details. We will post updates at this blog and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ups.”

At the current time, the UPS Twitter gives a link to the UPS Blog, which in turn gives a link back to the Twitter, so no new information is known.

According to the Philadelphia International Airport spokesperson, Victoria Lupica, airport operations are still being conducted normally, but she refused further comment.

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is aware of and monitoring reports of potentially suspicious items on board cargo flights that landed safely at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International airports. Out of an abundance of caution the planes were moved to a remote location where they are being met by law enforcement officials and swept.”

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