‘Suspicious’ Package Left in Rental Car Leads to Partial Evacuation of Newark Airport

Last Saturday, a Budget Rental Car employee was cleaning a returned car when a package found that was left from a customer led to a partial evacuation of the airport, according to ABC’s WABC Eyewitness News.

The Budget building and its parking lot, the nearby Dollar Rental Car building, a nearby area of the airport and the Air Train were all temporarily evacuated, as police inspected a “suspicious” package that turned out to be left from a salesman from iRobit, a company that develops robots to disarm bombs. The salesman, who is not named since he has not been charged with a crime, was planning to use the training device in a demonstration, but forgot it in the car.

The man boarded a flight to Boston and was promptly stopped by the federal agents upon arrival.

For the full article from WABC Eyewitness News, click on the URL: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=8744314

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