Update 8 p.m.: Metro reached out to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to confirm reports that a pressure cooker caused the evacuation of Terminal C at Newark Airport on Wednesday night. We'll update you as soon as information becomes available.
Update 7:53 p.m.: A Twitter user posted a photo of a pressure cooker telling Metro that the photo was taken after everyone was allowed back in the airport.
This little pressure cooker did it. pic.twitter.com/gIXQhP5aA6— Zé Oreia (@manezinho) September 13, 2017
After they let everyone back in.— Zé Oreia (@manezinho) September 13, 2017
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Reports have not yet been verified.
Update 7:43 p.m.: Earlier on Wednesday, three Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to a specialized screening team at Newark Airport were arrested Wednesday for hazing fellow officers, allegedly pinning the victims to a “rape table,” according to court records.
Tito Catota, Parmenio Perez and Michael Papagni facing charges of forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating and interfering with two men —“Victim One” and “Victim Two” — while the victims were on duty.
The five involved were part of the unit in charge of confiscating contraband and identifying possible terrorist activity, ABC News reported.
“The defendants, who were members of a unit responsible for identifying dangerous contraband and threats to national security, allegedly subjected their own colleagues to senseless physical abuse, all while on duty at Newark Liberty International Airport,” acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.
Update 7:31 p.m.: CBS2 is reporting that there is a suspicious package at Newark Airport causing evacuations at Terminal C.
There has been no official word from the airport.
Some #EWR roadways are congested. Use all levels at the Terminals to pick-up passengers. — Newark Airport (@EWRairport) September 13, 2017
Passengers are left confused as Newark Airport's Terminal C is evacuated.
Sources at Newark Airport have told us that they are unable to get tickets and there is a large police presence. Twitter users posted photos, writing that there are no security checks and passengers are not allowed to board their flights.
We're at Newark airport and they just evacuated all of the United area pic.twitter.com/G1rs3its2F— KC Campbell (@curious_kace) September 13, 2017
@EWRairport Care to share what's happening in United Terminal C that has shut down the entire security checkpoint? Passengers need answers.— Hermione Malone (@mimiincle) September 13, 2017