New York's JFK airport evacuated, reopened
Sunday, January 17, 2010
At 3:00pm local time (2000 UTC) Saturday, Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated due to an apparent breach of security. The terminal was cleared and passengers were rescreened, although at this time the terminal has been reopened. The incident caused delays on many American Airlines flights, as Terminal 8 is one of its central hubs.
A 57-year-old Brooklyn man, Jules Paul Bouloute, exiting from a flight from Florida had apparently entered through a door which was restricted to Airport employees only. Bouloute was returning from Haiti, after last Tuesday's earthquake.
This incident comes after a graduate student, Haisong Jiang, allegedly entered through an exit gate at a Newark airport screening area. The incident caused similar delays and shut down the airport.
- Philip Messing. "Police arrest Brooklyn man who breached security at JFK" — , January 17, 2010
- Chris Michaud. "JFK air terminal evacuated after security breach" — , January 16, 2010
- "Security Breach Causes Evacuation Of JFK Terminal" — , January 16, 2010
- Collin Campbell. "JFK Terminal Evacuated, Reopened" — , January 16, 2010