A shooting scare spurred police to evacuate Newark Airport Monday night, sending travelers rushing out of the terminals without their bags.
Newark flyers started posting about the evacuation just before 8:30 p.m., sharing updates and videos on Twitter.
“Most terrifying few minutes of my life. Being in terminal A at EWR about to board my flight when a flight attendant starts screaming evacuate. Absolute chaos. Currently standing on an active tarmac. I just want to go home,” wrote Twitter user Erin Fors.
A few minutes later, Fors posted an update: “They’re letting us back in the airport. Absolute chaos. People looking for their things. I’ve never seen anything like this. Terrible. Just terrible.”
Insane situation here at Newark Airport. They just told us all to evacuate and whole terminal scattered. Bags left behind. I initially thought it was an active shooter. Maybe a bomb threat. Confusion and chaos pic.twitter.com/eEAJusrXK8