Transcript for Senator Calls for Investigation of JFK Security Scare
Now to new questions about how prepared are airports for an actual emergency after that chaos erupted at JFK in New York last week over false reports of gunfire? ABC's David Kerley is at Reagan national airport. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. While these are being raised they're broader implications. A U.S. Senator wants to know if all our airports are prepared for a mass shooting or terrorist attack. It was panic. Roger, we're getting reports of gunshots. Reporter: Passengers running, they thought, their lives. Put into action at active shooter plan at this time. Reporter: The shocking pictures on the tar make are not only flyers running but security personnel too. Someone started screaming and everybody dropped their bags and started running. Reporter: One suggestion, that someone heard what turned out to be applause for the olympics a week ago at JFK and yelled, someone was shooting. It was a false alarm but it was the scene that alarms New York senior senator. No one was leading this emto safety. No one was telling them the right thing, in fact, it was reported that several tsa agents shouted out someone had a gun or there's terrorism. Reporter: The worry, every airport is responsible for its own security and Schumer says that leads to a patchwork of law enforcement, local police, sheriff and contractors. That's the reason the senator says it may not just be JFK but other American airports that could see panic like this if there is a real shooting. Now, Schumer is asking for a federal investigation and wants the department of homeland security to look at JFK and see if there are broader lessons that can apply to all airports. Thank you for that.
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