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July 1, 2007, 10:59AM
Suspicious package forces evacuation at JFK terminal

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NEW YORK � Authorities found a suspicious package and evacuated the American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport today, but the package proved harmless, officials said.

The package was found on the curb at 9:20 a.m. CDT, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The NYPD bomb squad determined there was no danger, he said.

"It turned out to be a package containing cologne," Coleman said.

Terminal operations were back to normal within an hour. Tim Wagner, a spokesman for American Airlines, said no flights were affected.

The Port Authority, which operates JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York and Newark Liberty in New Jersey, took "a number of measures as we always do to respond to security situations immediately" after an apparent terrorist attack at the airport in Glasgow, Scotland, Coleman said Saturday.

 



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