US JFK Airport Opens After Bomb Threat

6 July 2010 (Last Updated July 6th, 2010 18:30)

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, US, had to evacuate passengers from one of its terminals for two hours on 4 July 2010 following a false bomb threat. Nearly 250 to 300 passengers were evacuated from Terminal 1 at the JFK airport at around 6pm and were allowed back

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, US, had to evacuate passengers from one of its terminals for two hours on 4 July 2010 following a false bomb threat.

Nearly 250 to 300 passengers were evacuated from Terminal 1 at the JFK airport at around 6pm and were allowed back in after 8pm, according to CNN.

The evacuation was prompted by an anonymous phone call about a bomb at the airport, and at the same time someone else reported an unattended bag at the facility.

Security personnel soon checked the suspected bag and found it was not a bomb.