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Planes in Philadelphia and Newark being swept for suspicious materials
Suspicious items have been found on cargo flights that landed in Newark, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the planes have been "moved to a remote location ... out of an abundance of caution," according to CNN.
The fire department's hazardous materials units in Philadelphia responded to situations with two planes – one a UPS flight, the other a 757 with nobody on it. Officials say that the types of material that could be involved aren't known.
My Fox New York adds:
Homeland Security officials said one of the crew on the cargo plane from Paris, France, landing at Philadelphia around 9 a.m. called authorities thinking a package aboard the plane could have a radioactive makeup, according to MyFoxPhilly.com.
According to My Fox New York, "There are unconfirmed reports that the Newark plane had arrived from Yemen." Also, a plane bound from Chicago from Yemen was stopped in London when a bomb made from an ink toner cartridge was found.
In a statement, UPS said it's cooperating with the investigation.
[photo credit: AP]