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JFK terminal reopened after suspicious item causes evacuation

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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.