Two terminals at Kennedy Airport resumed normal operations+on Monday morning after reports of shots fired+ prompted evacuations and grounded and diverted flights.
The reports, which led to some frightening moments for fliers on Sunday night, were later determined to be unfounded, and the airport was given the all-clear.
Port Authority police called in officers from the New York Police Department to assist with the investigation.
A short time later, police closed Terminal 1 after receiving additional reports of shots fired in that terminal. A highway approaching the airport also was shut down.
“We were previously told to get on the floor and take cover behind any and everything we could find,” said Pipkin, who described the terminal as a “madhouse” with panicky passengers eventually bolting for the nearest exists.
No injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear what led to the airport scare.