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Suspicious package prompts US-UK plane security alert

A security alert is under way in both the UK and the US after reports of a suspicious cargo package at a British airport.

Parts of East Midlands Airport in the UK were sealed off after an alert was sparked at 0330 BST (0230 GMT) on Friday by the package, believed to be on its way from Yemen to Chicago.

Investigations are also ongoing on cargo planes at Newark in New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 29 Oct 2010