JFK Terminal Evacuated after Security Breach


jfk-airportHundreds of air passengers have had their travel plans disrupted after authorities evacuated a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City because of a security breach.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says travelers at Kennedy’s Terminal 8 who had been asked to leave the terminal are being re-screened.

The security breach apparently involved someone getting off a flight from Florida who opened a door that was supposed to be used only by airport workers and walked through.

Coleman said the breach happened before 3:30 p.m. and was recorded by security cameras.

A man was charged last week with breaching security at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Jan. 3. Flights were grounded for hours and passengers were re-screened.

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