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Security breach causes flight delays at JFK

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened early Monday after being shut down when a man set off a metal detector and fled from security, said an official with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

"An alarm went off, and the individual fled," said Sgt. John O'Donnell, a Port Authority spokesman.

The man, identified as a white male between the ages of 50 and 85, has not been apprehended or identified.

The Port Authority was notified at about 8:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, O'Donnell said.

Terminal 7 -- which hosts British Airways, United Airlines and other airlines -- was reopened early Monday after extensive flight delays.

All passengers were rescreened, and O'Donnell said there was no further sign of suspicious activity in the terminal.




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