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New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport evacuated after reported gunfire

New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated on Sunday amid reports of gunshots fired inside a terminal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2016 10:03 am
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New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated on Sunday amid reports of gunshots fired inside a terminal. However, the New York Police Deparment’s chief of special operations took to Twitter to announced that “it appears that no shots have been fired.”

Earlier, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey too issued a statement on Twitter saying that as per preliminary investigation, “no gun shells or other evidence of shots fired has been found.” They said that the terminal was evacuated as a cautionary measure. News outlets reported that JFK airport’s Terminal 1 and 8 were evacuated while police were still looking for a suspect. Police are currently investigating into the incident.

Initially the Port Authority had said they received reports of shots being fired at around 9:30 p.m near Terminal 8. Xinhua News reported that all flights at the JFK airport were cancelled due to the shooting. No other information was immediately available.

While police forces carried out investigation, panicked passengers took to Twitter to share updates. A Twitter user, Dan Archer, said the police was not giving any details except for saying that “it was not safe to stay here.” Archer initially tweeted saying that gates at JFK airport were being locked down due to the presence of a possible shooter. Later, he said that they were all safe and “the situation has been cleared.”

More details are awaited.

With Reuters and AP inputs.

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  1. M
    Aug 15, 2016 at 4:59 am
    Some americans love muslims.They are condemninig Trump who is against islamist jihadis/terrorists/ISIS Terrorists of stan.He has declared that he will wipe them out from the glove.Henry Clinton is known for her soft approach. She is very weak. she has got no policy towards islamic terrorists.It was for US citizens to decide whether they want to remain safeandsecure or killed by islamic terror groups and remain always on tenter hooks of security.If they want to be on the suicidal mission as we hindus are doing in India ,Let them be prepared to face terrorist attacks on daily basis.Islamic terrorism and killing of infidels innocent has crossed all limits due to dilly dallying of USAandEuropean countries.If they donot wake up and strong measures to eliminate terrorists or say islamic terrorism,they will be sounding their own death knelldia is a soft target.There are enough enemiesand sleeper cells within the country.There are ppl who are egulogising Burhan Bani,a dreaded terrorist.We have the sort of Kanhiya,Some Bhushan,Some leftist by the name krishnan and host of others who are a paid agent of Pak.anddesh drohis.They are getting money to take up the cause of islamic terrorist and justify the killing of innocents .They abuse anddefame our Army.It is not only disgraceful but an anti national act.The Govt should take action against such anti nationals .
    1. S
      Aug 15, 2016 at 4:17 am
      they are hyper paranoid.. while being cautious and having zero tolerance policy for terrorism and no compromise on security is good.. America is known to take hyper measures sometimes bordering on excessive.. European countries too are affected by terrorism, but I do not see such harsh measures...Israel also doesn't go into such overdrive.. but anyway its their way of doing and we can only comment :)
      1. G
        George thakur
        Aug 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm
        Want smooth-sailing in the USA and the world? Simple! Elect Trump in November.