Suspicious Package at JFK Airport Searched Due to Odor

By Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—A hazmat team was called into JFK Airport on Aug. 11 around 1 p.m. after a package with a strange odor was found by postal inspectors.

The initial report from a Twitter-based police scanner, NYScanner, said the package contained nerve gas, yet neither the NYPD or Port Authority was able to confirm.

Port Authority confirmed there was a suspicious package, and they were following protocol to investigate its contents.

It is understood that nobody was taken to the hospital because of the package.

Update: After testing the contents of the package, the FBI determined it contained beauty supplies, Associated Press reported.

Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.