JFK Airport Evacuates Entire Terminal For Toothpaste Tube Covered in Duct Tape


An entire terminal at JFK International Airport was evacuated Sunday afternoon, but the threat turned out to be just a tube of toothpaste wrapped in duct tape.

The shutdown was partially due to heightened security following the Boston bombings, and officials took no chances when they were alerted about a suspicious package in the baggage area of Concourse B in Terminal 4. The alert was for a tube of toothpaste covered in wires heading towards the gate of an Israel-bound plane.

The bomb squad and Port Authority shut down Terminal 4 for an hour and a half before determining that the tube was only covered in duct tape, giving the “all clear” for the terminal to re-open. 

Sources: Daily Mail, Reuters


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