JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark airport after suspicious item reported, officials say

JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark airport after suspicious item reported, officials say

JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark airport after suspicious item reported, officials say

Passengers were evacuated from a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday morning after a suspicious item was found, Port Authority police said.

At 720 am, a flight attendant on board JetBlue Flight 573 to Tampa observed suspicious item on board plane prior to takeoff.

Passengers were placed on buses next to the plane.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey then said the plane returned to the gate and the 150 passengers were deplaned onto the tarmac via stairways. All the passengers' luggage was removed from the aircraft and re-screened by security, King said.

"JetBlue flight 573 scheduled to depart this morning from Newark to Tampa has been delayed for additional security screenings out of an abundance of caution", JetBlue said in a statement.

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The Port Authority confirmed the Dominican-bound flight was diverted to JFK and landed safely, adding the incident is still under investigation.

Two flight attendants along with every passenger who had an iPhone received a photo of a suicide vest or someone wearing a suicide vest.

Flight 1203 departed Newark around 6 a.m. Sunday and was supposed to land in Santo Domingo by 10 a.m., according to JetBlue's flight tracker tool.

The plane, which was expected to take off at about 7:45 a.m., was surrounded by police vehicles at about 8 a.m.

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