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JFK Airport evacuated on the weekend of July 4th due to the fear of a bomb

An unattended bag caused evacuations at JFK International Airport as the Port Authority Police Department investigated.
An unmanned bag caused evacuation at JFK International Airport when police at the Port Authority investigated it. Twitter / @ StollNews

"Unmanned bag" causes security fears at JFK International Airport during busy Sundays Caused evacuation. On a holiday weekend, officials said.

The bag was later considered safe.

The airport posted on Twitter around 11:30 am, stating that the Port Authority police station is investigating a "security incident."

"PAPD is currently investigating a security incident in Terminal 4," said Tweet@jfkairport. "Expect traffic delays and take extra time to travel. Thank you for your patience."

The NYPD bomb squad later determined that the bag was safe.
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Fear came in the midst of thousands offlight delaysThe weekend of July 4th.

A NYPD spokesman later said the incident was due to an "unmanned bag" and was being investigated by the department's bomb squad. The agency considered the package to besafeafter about an hour.

"Everyone is there as usual," said a NYPD spokesman. "If you have unmanned luggage, we take it very seriously."