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United flight at Newark is searched on the tarmac after ‘a passenger made a bomb threat on board’

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  

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

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. 

A spokesperson for United Airlines told DailyMail the person who made the threat was taken to a hospital for a medical emergency that was not specified.  

No injuries were reported and no other information was available. 

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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