Unattended Bag Causes Brief Kennedy Airport Terminal Closure

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by The Associated Press, June 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport was briefly evacuated after a police dog flagged an unattended bag.

A spokesman for airport police says Wednesday morning that roads in and out of JFK's Terminal 5 were closed for about an hour.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo says bomb squad officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department have since given the all-clear.

He says a Department of Homeland Security K-9 unit sat down next to the bag at about 8:30 a.m. The dogs are trained to sit down next to items of concern.

JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines and Aer Lingus are based in Terminal 5.

 

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