Breaking: Suspicious Packages Found on US-Bound Cargo Planes
A suspicious package discovered on a UPS plane in Britain has put two US airports on high alert.
(CNN) — At least two U.S. airports were on high alert Friday after investigators found a suspicious package on a plane in the United Kingdom the night before, a law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation said.
The suspicious package, which contained a “manipulated” toner cartridge, tested negative for explosive material, the source said, but it led to heightened inspection of arriving cargo flights in Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a UPS truck in New York.
The package had white powder on it as well as wires and a circuit board, a law-enforcement source said; someone shipped it from Sana, Yemen to Chicago, Illinois.
A similar package has been discovered in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, the source said.
UPDATE at 10/29/10 10:30:07 am:
The packages were apparently destined for synagogues in the Chicago area.