Flights delayed at New York's JFK airport due to security concerns

Police are evacuating a terminal at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport following reports of shots fired.

AP August 15, 2016 08:31:47 IST
Flights delayed at New York's JFK airport due to security concerns

New York: Police evacuated a terminal at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport even after reports of shots fired at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport appear to be unfounded.

Port Authority police say they have not found any firearms, rounds of ammunition, shell casings or other evidence of gunfire.

Flights delayed at New Yorks JFK airport due to security concerns

Courtesy: airport-jfk.com

Police evacuated Terminal 8 as a precaution after receiving reports of shots fired near the departures area around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The New York Police Department was called in to assist.

No one was injured.

A short time later, police closed Terminal 1 after they say they received additional reports of shots fired in that terminal. An expressway approaching the airport also was shut down.

According to the flight tracking company, FlightAware, all inbound flights were being held at their origin until 11:30 p.m. due to security.

 

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