Support for Usain Bolt at Olympics mistaken for gunshots at JFK

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Travellers passing through JFK airport in New York City last night went through a truly frightening ordeal as police shut down the entire building amid fears that there was an 'active shooter' in the building.

Police evacuated terminal 8 at an estimated time of 21:30 on Sunday night after people at the airport claimed to have heard two gunshots, whilst terminal 1 met the same fate 45 minutes later as the entire airport went into lockdown.

Planes were grounded for hours, and incoming aircraft were diverted to Buffalo airport, almost 400 miles away, much to the frustration of passengers, who had just been preparing to end their flights.

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In the tweets below, you can see footage from witnesses at the airport, with one of them clearly shaken up and worried about the ongoing events.

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