A spokesperson for the airport has earlier confirmed passengers in the area had been evacuated but couldn’t provide more details, Business Insider reported.Part of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated Sunday afternoon, after authorities found a suspicious package that turned out to contain toothpaste.
The suspicious package was discovered around 4 p.m. in Concourse B at the terminal, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman told WCBS 880.
The Bomb Squad arrived and evacuated the terminal. Passengers were not allowed to reenter until around 5:15 p.m.
The package turned out to be toothpaste with duct tape and wires, authorities told CBS 2. A suspicious package that shut down a terminal at one of America’s busiest airports has been ruled harmless by bomb squad technicians.
The New York Police Department bomb squad determined that the package was a tube of toothpaste with duct tape around it, Officer James Duffy said.
“We determined that it only contained toothpaste,”