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JFK airport evacuated due to bomb scare

A false alarm led to an evacuation of over 300 passengers from a busy terminal.

A bomb scare that turned out to be a false alarm at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York led to an evacuation of over 300 passengers from a busy terminal today,Port Authority officials said.

According to US media,an unidentified phone caller said there was a bomb in the airport and at the same time someone else reported an unattended bag,which sparked the alert and led to the evacuation.

The incident occurred at around 6:00 pm on Sunday.

A few hours later the Port Authority said hazardous materials experts and police have checked the bag and it was not a bomb. It also said passengers would soon be allowed back into the terminal.