On Edge, Boston Takes Issue With 2 Flights

LaGuardia temporarily evacuated today, too

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 16, 2013 10:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – With tensions running high in a city with good reason to be edgy, two flights at Boston's Logan Airport raised concerns this morning: A US Airways flight from Philadelphia was evacuated soon after landing in Boston after a suspicious bag was found, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports. State police tell CBS Boston that the incident is unrelated to yesterday's events. Another flight bound for Chicago returned to the gate before takeoff because two men on the plane were speaking Arabic, and that made other passengers—among them, marathoners—uncomfortable, MyFoxBoston reports. The men were removed from the plane.

Nor is Boston alone: Police evacuated a major terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport today, after a suspicious package was identified in the shopping area, NBC 4 New York reports. The order was lifted 15 minutes later; CNBC reports it ended up being "a lighting ballast with wires sticking out."

In this June 8, 2007 file photo, airline passengers navigate crowded walkways at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
In this June 8, 2007 file photo, airline passengers navigate crowded walkways at LaGuardia Airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Passengers check in at the US Airways counter Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 at Logan International Airport in Boston.
Passengers check in at the US Airways counter Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 at Logan International Airport in Boston.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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