New York: John F. Kennedy Airport vacated after reported gunfire


New York: The gunshots were fired inside the terminal of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. The information was revealed by New York Police Deparment’s chief of special operations on Twitter. He wrote, “It appears that no shots have been fired.”

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Few Days back, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shared a statement on the Twitter which stated that, “no gun shells or other evidence of shots fired has been found. Moreover, the terminal was evacuated as a cautionary measure.”

“JFK airport’s Terminal 1 and 8 were evacuated while police were still looking for a suspect. Police are currently investigating into the incident,” News outlets reported.

“The gunshots were fired at around 9.30 pm near Terminal 8. All the flights at JFK airport were cancelled due to the shooting. No other information was immediately available.” Xinhua reported.

Just after the incident, the investigation was carried out by the police forces. Also the panicked passengers shared the updates of the happenings on twitter.

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.”

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