SF Passenger Involved in JFK Terminal Evacuation

Reports: Traveler to San Francisco cleared security, left 'suspicious' bag in lounge.

Monday, Jul 25, 2011  |  Updated 6:23 AM PDT
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SF Passenger Involved in JFK Terminal Evacuation

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Port Authority police have shut down an American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as they investigate a suspicious bag.

A law enforcement source said the bag was left by a man who was screened and boarded a flight to San Francisco. He left the bag in the business class lounge, the source said.

The Transportation Security Administration says a bomb-sniffing dog conducting routine screening gave an alert about the bag, so a bomb squad is checking it out.

Authorities have closed the check-in desk, the screening checkpoint and the roadway to the terminal, as a precaution.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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