NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) - A computer monitor that was checked as baggage caused a security scare Monday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, prompting officials to shut down a terminal for two hours as a precaution.
The Transportation Security Administration detected thesuspicious package at 6:17 a.m. during screening of checked baggagein Terminal A, which is home to American Airlines at the airport,TSA spokesman James Fotenos said.
"To ensure the safety of the traveling public, the nearbysecurity checkpoint was temporarily closed," Fotenos said.
Computer monitors normally emit small amounts of radiation andthere was never any danger, FBI agent Bryan Travers said.
The monitor was being shipped to the same destination as itsowner, who was already in flight. Travers said.
A police bomb squad cleared the monitor and normal operationsresumed at 8:16 a.m.