October 29, 2010 / 2:43 PM / 9 years ago

Plane threats in Philadelphia, Newark investigated

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities were investigating “potentially suspicious items” on Friday on cargo planes that landed at airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, the Transportation Security Administration said.

“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,” the TSA said in a statement.

A United Parcel Service delivery truck was also being investigated in New York City’s borough of Queens.

“It’s a UPS truck. We’re investigating what we believe is a possible explosive device on board that truck,” said New York police spokesman Paul Browne.

When asked about any possible links with the investigations at Philadelphia and Newark airports, he declined to comment.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Christine Kearney in New York, Jeremy Pelofsky in Washington; Editing by John O'Callaghan

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