Terminal at NY’s LaGuardia Reopened After Evacuation

(Reuters/AP) —
Cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

U.S. authorities reopened a terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York early Friday after an abandoned vehicle prompted its evacuation, media reported.

Alana Calmi, a spokeswoman for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said in a statement that Terminal B at LaGuardia was closed and passengers were evacuated late Thursday after a car was left unattended with its doors open near the terminal.

An hour later, media reported the terminal was reopened as several passengers posted photos of an SUV being towed away.

During the incident, several passengers shared photos on social media of military personnel standing guard and walking through the airport. Photos also showed passengers standing or walking outside the terminal.

“Just landed at LGA and entire arrivals have been closed and there are soldiers with AR-15s everywhere,” Dan Chen wrote.

The incident comes less than a week after a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey left 31 people injured in what authorities described as a “terrorist act.” Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was arrested on Monday after being wounded in a gunfight with police in New Jersey and was charged with the bombings.

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