Terminal at JFK airport evacuated after shots reported

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Police are evacuating a terminal at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport following reports of shots fired.

Port Authority police said they received the reports of shots fired at Terminal 8 near the departures area around 9:30 pm (local time).

The New York Police Department was called in to assist. There were no reports of any injuries or arrests.

Police said they have not been able to confirm whether any shots were actually fired. They evacuated the area as a precaution.

A short time later, police said they closed Terminal 1 after there were additional reports of shots fired. An expressway approaching the airport also was shut down.

No other information was immediately available.

A passenger at JFK tweeted: "Panic at JFK. They're closing the gates at security - possible shooter."

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