Nothing harmful found on US-bound jet that received threat

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey have found nothing harmful aboard a British Airways jet that received an unspecified threat.

The plane carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew members arrived from London Thursday afternoon. It was taken to a remote area of the airport, where a search of the cabin and cargo area yielded no suspicious items.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport’s operator, says the plane was released to British Airways.

Passengers disembarked and were cleared by customs officials after their bags were re-screened.

British Airways PLC is based in Hounslow, England, and is owned by Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. It didn’t comment directly on the incident but said the safety of its passengers and crew is its top priority.

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