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Members of the New York City Police Department stand guard at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy airport in the Queens borough of New York. Photo: Reuters
Members of the New York City Police Department stand guard at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy airport in the Queens borough of New York. Photo: Reuters

JFK airport terminals cleared, operations to resume, says NYPD

The search yielded 'negative results,' and 'no shots were fired' at the JFK airport, the New York Police Department said

Atlanta/New York: All affected terminals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport were searched after reports of gunfire spread panic and they will resume operations shortly, the city police department said in a Twitter post.

The search yielded “negative results," and “no shots were fired," the New York Police Department said. Authorities had earlier received reports of gunshots at Terminal 8 at about 9:30pm, while similar reports had prompted the closing of Terminal 1 at about 10:15pm, according to an emailed statement from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The two terminals were evacuated.

American Airlines closed its ticket counter at JFK as a result of the incident and is working with local authorities, spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said by telephone. She had no additional information about the reports.

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“To be cautious, the terminal was evacuated," the Port Authority said in its statement earlier. “There are no injuries. At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired has been found." Bloomberg

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