Police evacuate JFK airport terminal receiving a call of shots fired

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Police are evacuating Terminal 8 at JFK airport in New York after Port Authority Police received a call of shots fired in the departures area, according to spokesman Joe Pentangelo, reports CNN.

There are currently no injuries, no arrests and no confirmation of shots fired. However, Port Authority police are evacuating the terminal at this time to be cautious, Pentangelo said.

A ground stop has been issued at the airport due to “security” until 11:30 p.m. ET, according to the FAA command system website.

A couple thousand people standing outside the terminal * PHOTO : @locodoggy TWITTER ACCOUNT

A couple thousand people standing outside the terminal * PHOTO : @locodoggy TWITTER ACCOUNT

According to Reuters, Sherwin Bryce-Pease, a correspondent with South African Broadcasting Corp based in New York, was on a Norwegian Airlines flight from Paris that landed at JFK shortly before 10 p.m. EDT.

“They told us nothing from the flight deck. Only that the earliest the gate will be available will be in an hour 15 minutes from when we landed, an announcement greeted by huge sighs on our Norwegian Airlines flight from Paris,” he said.

Video and photos posted on social media showed hundreds of people streaming out of Terminal 8.

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