rjpieces
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Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:10 pm

I just heard from someone that Terminal 6 at JFK was evacuated because of a suspicious package and that the rest of JFK was sealed off.

Anyone know anything about this?
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jetblueatjfk
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:23 pm

Maybe because all of their flights are delayed since about 9:30pm EST and nothing has gone out since then.

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jetbluefan1
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:27 pm

Yep it looks like something happened but nothing serious. Flights were delayed about an hour but they're starting to go out again.

I wonder what happened.

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rjpieces
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:28 pm

Fox5 just reported that a fake grenade was found in the terminal.
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werdywerd
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:38 pm

Just got back to my office after evacuation. It was a false alarm, a device that looked like a grenade was found in carry-on during screening and TSA evacuated the terminal only, not JFK. Once bomb squad checked it out, everyone was let back in.

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Cory6188
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:39 pm

Well, at least in this case, props to the TSA for finding it during the screening process. Every now and then they can get something right.
 
 
skyyblue
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RE: Terminal 6 At JFK Evacuated?

Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:27 pm

Yes it was a fake hand grenade. The whole terminal was evacuated to the front of the building for about an hour and a half. It caused a major headache for inbound flights. Coming in from Florida we sat on jfk's tarmac for over an hour waiting for a gate to open.

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