JFK airport evacuation called over toothpaste

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 22, 2013 at 7:26 AM
2 of 2
| License Photo

Travelers can breathe a little easier -- and with minty fresh breath -- after a bomb scare at JFK airport was found to be a false alarm.

Airport officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport evacuated Terminal 4, Concourse B, around 4 p.m. Sunday after a suspicious package was discovered in the bag room of El Al Airlines.

The New York Police Department bomb squad gave the all-clear around 5:30, after the unattended package was cleared and identified as a tube of toothpaste, wrapped in duct tape and wires.

Last week, high tension over the Boston bombings saw several airports evacuated, including Miami International, New York's LaGuardia and Boston Logan.

Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia