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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily ordered a ground stop at Newark Airport on Tuesday due to reported drone activity in the area, officials said.
A pair of drones were seen flying 3,500 feet over Teterboro Airport, which is about 17 miles north of Newark Airport. After the sighting, officials halted takeoffs from Newark and held inbound planes in the air, The New York Times reported.
The incident caused a ground stop at the busy airport, ABC News reported.
Normal operations at the airport resumed Tuesday evening, Port Authority of NY/NJ officials stated around 7 p.m.
"We’re coordinating with the FAA and fully supporting all federal law enforcement authorities as they investigate this incident," Port Authority officials said.