JFK Airport Partially Evacuated Over Suspicious Package (All Clear Now)

John F. Kennedy International Airport has been partially evacuated while police investigate a suspicious package, sources tell CBS2.

Terminal 5, home to JetBlue, is temporarily closed to departures and arrivals.

The bomb squad is responding after a TSA K-9 flagged a bag at check-in, sources say.

The airport was partially evacuated, but passengers have been allowed back inside. They may experience delays getting through security.

John F. Kennedy International Airport also referred to as JFK Airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America. JFK is located in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens, in New York. JFK was originally opened as New York International Airport in 1948. JFK handled just over 59 million passengers in 2017.

 

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