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NYPD: Supect package in Brooklyn has been cleared

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 were sealed off after an alert was sparked at 0330 BST (0230 GMT) on Friday.

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

A suspect package from Yemen was also examined in by bomb squad officers in Brooklyn, New York.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that the item, which was in a delivery truck had been "cleared".

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