JFK Terminal 1 Evacuated After False Alarm Bomb Scare

250 to 300 were evacuated.

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A terminal at New York City's JFK Airport has been evacuated due to a bomb scare that turned out to be a false alarm.

A Port Authority spokesman says 250 to 300 passengers were evacuated from Terminal 1 at the airport at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

The evacuation happened after an anonymous phone caller said there was a bomb at the airport, and at the same time someone else reported an unattended bag.

Port Authority spokesman John Kelly says police checked the bag and it was not a bomb.

The Transportation Security Administration said it was notified of the telephone threat at about 5:45 p.m. EDT and that explosive detection teams responded.

Passengers returned to the terminal after 9:00 p.m.

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