A John F. Kennedy Airport terminal saw evacuations Sunday after a “security incident” closed it to all inbound traffic, according to officials and reports.
Terminal 4 — which houses 24 airlines including Delta, JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic — was partially evacuated about 11:30, according to a tweet by airport officials.
PAPD is currently investigating a security incident in Terminal 4. Please expect traffic delays and allow extra time for travel. Thank you for your patience.
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The incident was cleared about 12:20 p.m., the airport announced on Twitter.
A Port Authority spokesperson said that passengers were evacuated from the terminal’s departures area as officials investigated an unattended bag.
BREAKING: New York’s #JFK international Airport was evacuated during a reported “security incident.'
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Port Authority police temporarily closed the arrival and departure levels of Terminal 4 to all inbound traffic, airport officials said.