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.