Update: Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe

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FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United’s tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport has been determined not to be a threat.

Police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey say the suspicious package was found in Terminal A on Saturday and that a partial evacuation of the departure level has occurred.

No details were immediately available on the nature of the package.

The Essex County bomb squad is responding to the scene.

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