Passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport were evacuated on Sunday when a bomb squad cleared an unattended bag found at the venue, the US Ports Authority Police Department (PAPD) told Global News.
At 11:26 a.m., the official JFK Airport Twitter account said PAPD was investigating a security incident in Terminal Four.
At 11:47 a.m., officials said arrivals and departures at Terminal Four were closed to inbound traffic, adding that passengers should expect traffic delays and allow extra time for the journey.
Passengers were moved from the departures area to the arrivals area inside the terminal during the investigation, PAPD told Global News.
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At 12:21 p.m., JFK Airport tweeted that “the arrivals and departures level lanes at Terminal 4 have reopened.”
John F. Kenney International Airport, also known as JFK Airport, is New York City’s main international airport and is considered one of the busiest in the world.
Airports worldwide have seen a surge in travel after two years of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to delayed flights and airport congestion due to the airline industry’s capacity overload.
The weekend of July 4 has blocked US airports, with about 2.49 million passengers passing through security at US airports on Friday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
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– with files from The Associated Press
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