Local media citing Port Authority Police reported that officers were investigating a potential bomb threat on a plane from the Russian capital to New York.
The Aeroflot plane safely landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport at around 3:45 p.m. local time (8:45 p.m. GMT), according to WPIX.
Fox News, citing Port Authority Police, reported that approximately 250 passengers on board have been evacuated from the aircraft due to an alleged bomb threat.
JFK airport confirmed that emergency personnel has been working on what it described as an ‘ongoing incident,’ but assured that the facility continues to operate without delays.
Due to an ongoing incident, emergency personnel and activity may be observed at #JFK airport. Please note that the airport is fully open and flights are operating without delays.
— Kennedy Airport. Wear a Face Covering. (@JFKairport) December 6, 2020
The flight in question appears to be Aeroflot SU102, a Boeing-777 which departed from Moscow on Sunday, according to information from Flightradar24.
Police reportedly added that an investigation is ongoing.
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