JFK airport was evacuated due to bomb threat on the 4th of July weekend

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An “unattended bag” caused a security scare that led to evacuations at JFK International Airport on Sunday during the busy holiday weekend, officials said.

The bag was later considered safe.

The airport wrote on Twitter around noon. 11.30 that the port authority police were in the process of investigating “a security incident.

“The PAPD is currently investigating a security incident in Terminal 4,” the tweet @jfkairport reader. “Please expect traffic delays and allow extra time to travel. Thank you for your patience.”

The Port Authority’s police investigated the report.
(Kevin C. Downs for The New York
It was later determined that the bag was safe.

The fright came among thousands of flight delays the fourth of July weekend.

A spokeswoman for the NYPD later said the incident was caused by an “unsupervised bag” and that the department’s bomb squad was investigating the matter. The Agency assessed the package sure about an hour later.

“Everyone is there as usual,” a NYPD spokeswoman said. “When there is an unsupervised package, we take it very seriously.”

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