False alarm causes chaos at Newark Airport

An Alaska Airlines employee concerned about two men hit an alarm which triggered the evacuation of a terminal with around 200 people inside, officials said.
1:00 | 09/03/19

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but now to that chaotic scene at Newark airport overnight. An investigation is under way after a false alarm sent passengers panicky fleeing the terminal. Eva pilgrim is there in Newark, New Jersey, with the details. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. It was chaos and confusion here at Newark. Passengers running after they were told to evacuate. Take a look at this video. You can see about 200 people rushing to get out of terminal a and this started at about 8:30 when an alaskan airlines employee approached two men at a they took off. The employee concerned hit the alarm. In the rush to evacuate many leaving behind their bags. Those two men have been identified and have been questioned by police. They are not facing any charges at this time. All the passengers were able to return to the airport and to their bags and to their flights. This morning, the airport is saying there is no danger and terminal a is back open. Michael. Definitely scary situation for those passengers, thank you so much. Had to be frightening.

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