Passengers evacuate the runway following a bomb threat against an incoming flight from Barcelona at JFK International Airport inNew York Sunday.
UPDATED 2:36 p.m. ET: The FDNY reported that all of its searches on the plane have turned up negative. It tweeted that the incident is now "under control."
QNS 2-ALARM JFK BUILDING 254, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE, UNDER CONTROL— FDNY (@FDNY) November 30, 2014
Queens: *2nd Alarm* Box 269, JFK. Bomb Threat U/D; FDNY reports all searches throughout the plane are negative. Incident is under control.— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 30, 2014
New York City police and fire department officials, including a bomb squad, responded to an apparent bomb threat Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the FDNY confirmed to Mash
The threat was reportedly made against an incoming American Airlines flight from Barcelona. Reports indicated that an initial search of the plane turned up nothing, with Port Authority police now removing luggage.
Queens: *2nd Alarm* Box 269, JFK Airport. Bomb Threat U/D; FDNY reports searches on the plane are negative, PAPD removing now the luggage.— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 30, 2014
QNS 2-ALARM JFK, (RUNWAY 31-R) BOMB THREAT ON PLANE,— FDNY (@FDNY) November 30, 2014
The plane was evacuated on the runway, and police escorted passengers away from it.
Sitting off the runway at JFK on @AmericanAir 67 from BCN and we are held after landing due to an unspecified threat. Welcome home?— Jacob Rosenberg (@jrosenberg) November 30, 2014
— Jacob Rosenberg (@jrosenberg) November 30, 2014
— Scott Cutler (@cutlerscott) November 30, 2014
The source of the threat is currently unclear, but a bomb search is ongoing.
Update: As per @NYCityAlerts all passengers being evacuated now safely from the plane. It was a AA Flight 767. Search for bomb ongoing.— MK reports (@MKreports) November 30, 2014
"There was no activity on our end, but we are standing by and waiting for Port Authority," the New York City Fire Department told Mash
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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