JFK evacuated after suspected airport shooting

Cape Town -  A ground stop was issued for JFK Airport in the United States, after shots were allegedly fired inside Terminal 8 Sunday night, according to CNN reports.

Huge delays are expected but police have since given the all-clear at the airport, following an incident in which two people had said they heard what they thought were shots fired. 

A floor-to-floor search was conducted to ensure everything was okay and "nothing was to be found", the report states. Surveillance video from inside the terminal did not show any shooting either.

Hundreds of bags and suitcases were left behind as passengers ran out of the airport, with officials saying it is "possible that hoax 911 calls and word of mouth led to the panic".

A ground stop was issued due to "security," according to the FAA command system website. It's not clear how much longer this will be in effect. 

The incident is being investigated and there were no injuries or arrests made.





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