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'Shots' Fired At JFK "Could Have Been Clapping For Olympics" Officials Say

<p><em><strong>Update 3:</strong></em>&nbsp; Officials say "gunfire" may have been people clapping while watching the Olympics.&nbsp; </p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Official tells <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews">@NBCNews</a> the JFK "gunfire" MAY have been people clapping and banging while watching the Olympics. <a href="https://t.co/dodSZe4dzF">https://t.co/dodSZe4dzF</a></p>
<p>— Alex Johnson (@MAlexJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAlexJohnson/status/765033056830763008">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p><em><strong><em><strong>Update 2:&nbsp; </strong></em></strong></em>NY authorities say no confirmation of shots fired at JFK Airport.&nbsp; Port Authority of NY &amp; NJ says terminal evacuated "out of an abundance of caution."&nbsp; </p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">NY authorities say no confirmation of shots fired at JFK Airport <a href="https://t.co/4iucEu8CZk">https://t.co/4iucEu8CZk</a> <a href="https://t.co/gqUkhyy7Iu">pic.twitter.com/gqUkhyy7Iu</a></p>
<p>— NBC News (@NBCNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/765022949673934848">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p><em><strong><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em>Update: </strong></em>in a rerun of today's Lochte-IOC fiasco, there are now conflicting reports from the NJ Fire Dept, that <em>no shots fired have been confirmed</em>, contrary to what police scanners and local police did indeed confirm.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">JFK UPDATE: NYPD ESU supervisor stating there has been no confirmed shots fired at any terminal. All reports being investigated at this time</p>
<p>— N. Jerzy Fire Alert (@NJerzyFireAlert) <a href="https://twitter.com/NJerzyFireAlert/status/765010899744591872">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">U/D Queens: JFK Airport at Terminal 8 PAPD &amp; ESU reporting now no shots fired at or any terminals. <a href="https://t.co/mJg1ZGewTo">pic.twitter.com/mJg1ZGewTo</a></p>
<p>— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/765011650420367360">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">All clear has not been given at JFK. Police say there's no confirmation of shots being fired. They're checking terminal 8 to be sure.</p>
<p>— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShimonPro/status/765013071282761728">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>... even though the airport is in full ground stop alert for at least the next hour:</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Ground stop at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFK?src=hash">#JFK</a> now until at least 11:30pm due to "security."</p>
<p>— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYCAviation/status/765011666568417282">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>* * * </p>
<p>Police are responding to a call of reported shots fired within JFK Airport Sunday night. The shooting happened in Terminal 8, which belongs to American Airlines, around 9:30 p.m. Police are evacuating the terminal while they search for a suspect. Photos posted to social media show the area being evacuated.</p>
<p>Police are also closing streets in the area.&nbsp; Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes. </p>
<p>Around 10:15, panic erupted in Terminal 1 with another report of shots fired.</p>
<p>According to <a href="http://pix11.com/2016/08/14/reported-shots-fired-inside-terminal-at-jfk-airport/">PIX11 no injuries have been reported </a>and the police do not have a suspect at this time.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">PICTURES: of travelers standing outside the JFK terminal 8 after reported shooting <a href="https://t.co/MMZGn8K6O4">pic.twitter.com/MMZGn8K6O4</a></p>
<p>— The News Center (@The_News_center) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_News_center/status/765007423220359168">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Massive police at terminal 8 at JFK. Shots fired! Welcome back to us! <a href="https://t.co/45kF2bf07O">pic.twitter.com/45kF2bf07O</a></p>
<p>— Vicki Garvey (@vixternyc) <a href="https://twitter.com/vixternyc/status/765007124237807620">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Police have Terminal 8 at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFKAirport?src=hash">#JFKAirport</a> under lockdown<br />Reports of shots fired <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash">#NYC</a> <a href="https://t.co/OOOgeK6W80">pic.twitter.com/OOOgeK6W80</a></p>
<p>— Andy Mai (@MaiAndy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaiAndy/status/765008930024071168">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">UPDATE: Bomb squad being requested to terminal 8 of JFK airport. for a suspicious package.</p>
<p>— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) <a href="https://twitter.com/pzf/status/765009234920603648">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">U/D NYC: Confirmed Shots fired in JFK terminal 8 departure EMS reporting no injuries Att.</p>
<p>— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/765005655426101248">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">U/D Queens: Confirmed Shots fired in JFK terminal 8 departure, Evacuation terminal, K9 requested to JFK &amp; LGA.</p>
<p>— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/765005459598282753">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Queens: JFK airport, PAPD reporting shots fired at Terminal 8 ESU requested for evidence search.</p>
<p>— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/765002010697601024">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">U/D Queens: Confirmed Shots fired in JFK terminal 8 departure, Evacuation terminal, K9 requested to JFK &amp; LGA.</p>
<p>— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/765005459598282753">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Panic at jfk theyre closing the gates at security-possible shooter <a href="https://t.co/OJUIFaenEI">pic.twitter.com/OJUIFaenEI</a></p>
<p>— Dan Archer (@archcomix) <a href="https://twitter.com/archcomix/status/764999098353250304">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>While there is little information as of this moment, other twitter accounts confirm that "multiple shots" have been fired, and there is a "massive police response:"</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Extent of what I can see from other side of Terminal 8 at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFK?src=hash">#JFK</a> <a href="https://t.co/FGTHTTUBiB">pic.twitter.com/FGTHTTUBiB</a></p>
<p>— Ryan M Craver (@ryanmcraver) <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanmcraver/status/765005970997149696">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">BREAKING: Shooting Reported Inside JFK Airport; Massive Police Response - <a href="https://t.co/rXcSYcBiLH">https://t.co/rXcSYcBiLH</a> <a href="https://t.co/ukcVnGuClo">pic.twitter.com/ukcVnGuClo</a></p>
<p>— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) <a href="https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/765003151229513728">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">RIGHT NOW: more police arriving at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFKairport?src=hash">#JFKairport</a> terminal 8, after reports of shooting. <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNewYork">@NBCNewYork</a> <a href="https://t.co/J2N4C1ZMQb">pic.twitter.com/J2N4C1ZMQb</a></p>
<p>— Ray Villeda (@RayVilleda) <a href="https://twitter.com/RayVilleda/status/765007732567052289">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">BREAKING NEWS: PAPD ORDERING FULL GROUND STOP AT JFK AIRPORT AFTER SHOTS FIRED.</p>
<p>— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) <a href="https://twitter.com/pzf/status/765006162521649152">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">Staff saying apparent shooting at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFK?src=hash">#JFK</a> Terminal 8. Staff seeing running from security gate. Very professionally handled. Thank you.</p>
<p>— Luke Robert Mason (@LukeRobertMason) <a href="https://twitter.com/LukeRobertMason/status/765001777037139968">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>Other accounts are reporting that flights into JFK are being diverted into Buffalo, while JFK undergoes a full ground stop.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">About to land at JFK, but pilot suddenly announces flight diverted to Buffalo! JFK apparently "shut-down". No idea why</p>
<p>— Umang Dua (@umangdua) <a href="https://twitter.com/umangdua/status/765001130313191424">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/Delta">@Delta</a> my gf is on flight 2316, from fll to jfk. Diverted to ORF. What's going on? Can't reach anyone. Hold times 2 plus hours .</p>
<p>— SS (@StanSland) <a href="https://twitter.com/StanSland/status/765004197058215936">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/airlivenet">@airlivenet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/activeshooter?src=hash">#activeshooter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JFK?src=hash">#JFK</a> Terminal 8 Flights re-directing to Buffalo <a href="https://t.co/rzjjQs2CsI">pic.twitter.com/rzjjQs2CsI</a></p>
<p>— ?=????-??=? (@Surveillance911) <a href="https://twitter.com/Surveillance911/status/765006199083315200">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">JFK - Looks like full ground stop now at the airport. Other flights being diverted <a href="https://t.co/mlIOYj4p5O">pic.twitter.com/mlIOYj4p5O</a></p>
<p>— 1stDueCrew (@1stDueCrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/1stDueCrew/status/765007135621210117">August 15, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>Developing story.</p>


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