Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating suspicious packages originating in Yemen reported aboard international UPS cargo flights landing at Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia airports, and a UPS truck in NYC; authorities circulate photo of toner-cartridge device with wires found aboard a UPS flight in the UK.
From NY Daily News
Authorities are investigating a series of suspicious UPS packages across the East Coast – including a possible explosive inside a delivery truck in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources said.
The discovery of an improvised device in a package in the United Kingdom triggered the massive response in the United States.
Cargo planes were grounded at airports in Newark and Philadelphia and the NYPD bomb squad surrounded a UPS truck at MetroTech in downtown Brooklyn, officials said.
“We’re investigating what we believe is a possible explosive device on board that truck,” said top NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
From CBS News
U.S. officials are focusing on Yemen as the source of as many as 20 suspicious packages intended for the U.S. and intercepted Friday, law enforcement sources tell CBS News.
A Joint Terrorism Task Force source says investigators are looking for 10-20 packages shipped out of the UPS office in Sanna, Yemen during the same time frame.
A suspicious package containing a toner cartridge with wires and powder was found during routine screening of cargo in the United Kingdom, prompting authorities to scour vehicles in the United States on Friday. Planes in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., were being swept, as were UPS trucks in New York City.