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JFK Airport Terminal Evacuated After Report of Shots Fired

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent walks through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport on May 24, 2016 in New York, New York. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police are evacuating Terminal 8 at JFK airport in New York after Port Authority Police received a call of shots fired in the departures area, according to spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

There are currently no injuries, no arrests and no confirmation of shots fired. However, Port Authority police are evacuating the terminal at this time to be cautious, Pentangelo said.

A ground stop has been issued at the airport due to “security,” according to the FAA command system website.

Video and photos from the scene showed hundreds of stranded passengers waiting outside the terminal.

Check back for updates on this developing story.