Panic at JFK after ‘shots fired’
UNFOUNDED reports of shots fired at the main airport in New York triggered scenes of panic, massive evacuations and huge delays.
There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests, but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F Kennedy International Airport as a precaution on August 14.
Spokesperson Joe Pentangelo said Port Authority police had received an ultimately “unfounded” call of shots fired at the airport.
A ground stop was in place until 12:30am for “security” reasons, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Around that time, New York Police Department Special Operations Division Chief Harry Wedin said on Twitter that all terminals had been “searched & cleared”.
“All affected terminals will resume operations shortly. No shots were fired,” he added.
The Port Authority also said a preliminary investigation found no shots were fired at JFK and there were no injuries. –
Passengers take cover at the immigration control while police look for a suspected active shooter at JFK International airport in New York on August 14.