More info to follow…
– multiple reports of shots fired
– massive police response
– evacuation underway
– Terminal 8, American Airlines
— A~ (@RES911CUE) August 15, 2016
UPDATE: Some flights are being turned away from JFK/ Flight plan adjusted following shooting pic.twitter.com/NQg4Owhiu3
— Milo Stern (@Milo_Stern) August 15, 2016
Panic ensued at John F. Kennedy Airport on Sunday night after cops received reports of shots fired at two different terminals, sparking a massive evacuation.
The calls came in separately — the first a little after 9:30 p.m. in the departure area of Terminal 8 and the second at around 10:15 p.m. in Terminal 1 — leading to a massive law enforcement hunt for an armed individual.
Authorities were unable to confirm the reports, though, and nobody was arrested, according to the Port Authority Police Department.
NYPD Emergency Services Unit officers with automatic weapons were spotted scouring the area as passengers took cover outside cement traffic barriers.