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Shooting scare spurs evacuation at Newark Airport

2019-09-03

Passengers at Newark airport run for safety after a evacuation scare Monday night.

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.”

Port Authority Police have not yet responded to a request for comment about the incident.