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Suspect package found at regional British airport: police

A suspicious package was found early Friday in a freight distribution centre at East Midlands Airport in central England, police said.

world Updated: Oct 29, 2010 22:01 IST

A suspicious package was found early Friday in a freight distribution centre at East Midlands Airport in central England, police said.

"At 3.28 am (0238 GMT) this morning police dealt with a report of a suspicious package within a distribution centre at East Midlands Airport," a police statement said.

A security alert was underway Friday in the United States, where authorities swept cargo planes in Newark and Philadelphia for suspicious items.