Suspect package found on planes in UK

A suspicious package has been found on a cargo plane in the UK, sparking a major security alert at airports in the US.

The package was discovered on a United Parcel Service jet, which had stopped to refuel at East Midlands Airport in Derby while flying from Yemen to Chicago.
It was apparently made from a converted ink toner cartridge, which contained white powder and had wires sticking out.
Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said police are not confirming whether explosives were found inside.
He said somehow suspicions were raised about the package, and it was taken off the plane for tests at around 3.30am this morning.
The cartridge was not addressed to anyone in the UK, and would have travelled on to North America.
The discovery has sparked a major alert in the US.
The FBI says several suspicious packages are being investigated.
They all apparently came from Yemen.
Two United Parcel Service planes at Philadelphia airport and one UPS plane at Newark airport in New Jersey are being searched.
A UPS lorry in the Queen’s Bronx area of New York City is also being investigated.

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