Review cites poor police communication in NYC airport panic

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of top security officials has concluded that poor communication between law enforcement agencies contributed to a mass panic at a New York City airport last summer.

Passengers in three terminals at Kennedy Airport ran for the exits on Aug. 14 after cheering at a terminal bar over a Usain Bolt victory at the Olympics somehow led to a false report of gunshots.

Panic spread when police responded by drawing their weapons.

The report by a multi-agency review team found that the airport lacks a security protocol that would have helped avoid the chaos.

Among the recommendations is for JFK to create a central command center.

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