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June 29

JFK Airport reopened after suspicious package prompted evacuation

On social media, travelers posted pictures of people walking in the road with their bags near Terminal 5.

After evacuating a portion of John F. Kennedy Airport to investigate a report of a suspicious package, police have reopened the terminal. 

Around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, authorities reopened Terminal 5 after an hourlong evacuation started when a bomb-sniffing dog got a bad read from a bag in the area, the New York Daily News reported. A bomb squad determined that the bag did not contain explosives. 

At approximately 8:30 a.m., the suspicious bag in the Terminal 5 departure area led to an investigation by Homeland Security, ABC7 reported. The portion of the terminal near the bag and the adjacent roadways were closed.

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On social media, travelers posted pictures of people walking in the road with their bags near Terminal 5, NBC4 stated.

In response to the airport bombing in Istanbul that killed 41 people on Tuesday night, the Port Authority said they added officers at New York’s three airports as a precautionary measure, NBC4 added, also stating that there was no known threat to the New York City area.

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