Reports of gunfire in Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport had passengers being told to take cover. Every passenger was evacuated from the terminal as an army of heavily armed police were in hunt for a non-existent gunman. Flights were also grounded for several hours, but the scare was a false alarm.
A short time later, police closed Terminal 1 after they said they received additional reports of shots fired in that terminal. The Van Wyck Expressway was also shut down.
An officer screamed: ‘If you’re forgetting anything it’s not worth your life, everyone move now!’
A woman coming off a plane said she thought she heard gunfire, but police believe ‘cheering, clapping from the Olympic Games may have been misinterpreted as a fight and gunshots.
By around 11pm, lost children were being returned to their parents during.