Sick passenger removed from United flight by medical personnel in hazmat suits

October 4, 2014 8:20 PM

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At least one passenger exhibiting flu-like symptoms and believed to be from Liberia was removed Saturday from a United Airlines plane at New Jersey's Newark International Airport by medical personnel in hazmat suits.

Passengers and crew on board Flight 998 were instructed to remain inside the plane while the sick passenger was removed. They were allowed off the plane shortly after the removal. United Airlines said it is working with authorities to accommodate its passengers.

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