QUEENS — JFK was reopened after a suspicious item prompted a brief evacuation at the airport terminal Thursday afternoon.
U.S. customs spotted a suspicious item around 2:15 p.m., Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. The airport’s Terminal 4 was evacuated and flights that just landed were stalled as officials investigated.
JFK Airport’s Twitter later tweeted there was a “nerve agent” gas report but the situation has been addressed.
People were allowed back into the terminal around 2:45 p.m.