Report of shots fired at JFK airport unfounded

NEW YORK (AP) — Reports of shots fired at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night led to evacuations, grounded flights and some frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded.

“At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired has been found,” said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.

Police evacuated Terminal 8 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday as a precaution after receiving 911 calls about shots fired near the departures area.

Officers from the New York Police Department were called in to assist with the investigation.


NEW YORK (AP) — Police are evacuating a terminal at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport following reports of shots fired.

Port Authority police say they received the reports of shots fired at Terminal 8 near the departures area around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The New York Police Department was called in to assist.

Police say they have not been able to confirm whether any shots were actually fired. They evacuated the area as a precaution. There were no reports of any injuries.

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

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

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