Panic at Newark Airport after flight attendant orders evacuation

Panic at Newark Airport after flight attendant orders evacuation

The concerned employee hit an alarm after talking to the two men and almost 200 passengers evacuated the gate, Port Authority of NY and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman said.

One person tweeting from the scene said that an attendant had yelled "evacuate" before people headed for any exit and ended up on the airport's tarmac. Being in terminal A at EWR about to board my flight when a flight attendant starts screaming evacuate.

Passengers ultimately faced "no threat" after police descended on the terminal, tactical rifles at the ready, following a "false report", the New York Times reported.

He tweeted that it was an "insane situation" and that the airport was in a state of "confusion and chaos" as events unfolded. "Absolute chaos. now standing on an active tarmac". Maybe a bomb threat.

Cristina Centeno tweeted: 'Shooting scare at Newark Airport.

Fors said, "I just want to go home". We are all outside on the runway.

‘No threat’ determined after ‘absolute chaos’ at Newark Airport; travelers were told to evacuate

A few minutes later, Fors wrote: 'They're letting us back in the airport. I've never seen anything like this.

One passenger told CNN affiliate WPIX the experience was "terrifying".

Passengers left bags behind and ran for exits as police rushed into the terminal. Sounded like gun shots but after seeing the damage in this terminal, it's more likely it was glass being shattered from people jumping.

'Everyone near my gate seems to be calming down.

Around 200 passengers reportedly scattered onto the airport's tarmac, with many leaving their bags behind.

A spokesperson for Port Authority did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment, but told FOX5 it was unclear why the flight attendant attempted to question the two men, who both had tickets.

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