UPDATE: New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was thrown into chaos earlier following a shooting scare.
The NYPD and PAPD raced to the airport around 9.30pm Sunday local time following reports of an active shooter inside terminal 8.
JFK airport was immediately evacuated and all flights diverted.
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The Port Authority Police Department has since revealed that early investigations has found no evidence of any shots being fired.
“Preliminary investigation does not indicate shots were fired at JFK,” authorities said in a statement.
“There are no injuries. At this time, no gun shells or other evidence of shots fired has been found.
“The terminal was evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Travellers should contact their carriers.
“There is substantial PAPD and NYPD presence at JFK and LGA.”
Flights have been severely disrupted with travellers urged to confirmed their flight details with their airline.
— Smartraveller (@Smartraveller) August 15, 2016
EARLIER: There are unconfirmed reports multiple shots have been fired at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Details are sketchy at the moment, however social media has been swamped with reports of an active shooter inside terminal eight.
The airport is currently being evacuated and all flights are being diverted.
The NYPD have not yet been able to confirm any details and there have been no reports of any injuries.
JFK is one of the largest airports in the world.
Panic at jfk theyre closing the gates at security-possible shooter pic.twitter.com/OJUIFaenEI
— Dan Archer (@archcomix) August 15, 2016
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) August 15, 2016
BREAKING: After unconfirmed reports of shots fired at JFK Terminal 8, there are now shots fired at Terminal 1 #jfkairport
— Michael Sorge (@mikeyymike78) August 15, 2016
More to come.