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Broken MRI Machine Spews Hazardous Gases at JFK Airport

A hazmat team was called to John F. Kennedy Airport on Saturday evening after a damaged MRI machine started releasing hazardous gases, a police union says.

The MRI machine was in transit at an airport cargo building when it somehow became damaged and started emitting the dangerous fumes, according to the Port Authority PBA. 

Video posted to Twitter shows gases rising from what appears to be the lone MRI machine on a rainy Saturday night. 

Emergency responders and aircraft rescue and firefighting were at the scene, the union said. 

It wasn’t immediately clear what sort of hazardous gases the MRI machine was emitting. 

No injuries had been reported shortly before 11 p.m.

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