NEWARK - Police at Newark Liberty Airport have found nothing harmful aboard a British Airways jet that received an unspecified threat.
British Airways Flight 185 was carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew members when it arrived from London Thursday afternoon. The flight was quickly met by law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
It was taken to a remote area of the airport, where a search of the cabin and cargo area yielded no suspicious items.
Passengers disembarked and were cleared by customs officials after their bags were re-screened.
A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that the plane was released to British Airways.
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.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.