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John F. Kennedy International Airport Evacuates Terminal For An Hour Dut TO Suspicious Package

By Staff Writer | April 21, 2013 09:40 PM EDT

 

Concourse B in Terminal Four at John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated for about an hour Sunday afternoon after baggage screeners saw what appeared to be a suspicious package.

The suspicious package at JFK was covered in wires and was placed on alert shortly after 4 p.m. in the baggage room.

The New York Police Department bomb squad determined that the package was a tube of toothpaste with duct tape around it, not wires. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gave the all clear and people were allowed back into the terminal just after 5 p.m.

What was though to be a suspicious package being boarded onto a plane was just an everyday item that everybody puts in their luggage.  But at this point in time everyone is feeling susceptable. 

Just days after the Boston Bombings and letters laced with ricin, a highly lethal poison, addressed to President Barack Obama and Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, the county is definitely on edge.

An evacuation at terminal 7 at JFK Airport occurred last June.

Hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one Transport Security Administration (TSA) agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged, sources said.

The stunning error led to hours of delays, two planes called back from the runway and infinite frustration for furious passengers.

The chaos at Terminal 7 was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice.

Let's hope further airport evacuations are only for actual emergencies...not a hungover TSA employee or a tube of Crest. 

 

 

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