-- A federal lawmaker is questioning the security preparedness of New York City’s largest travel hub.
Witnesses of the confusion-filled episode say they saw security personnel and travelers running on the tarmac.
Schumer said the probe should look at security training and interagency coordination, and he expressed concern about the information authorities shared with the public during the incident.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has said it will conduct a “thorough review” of what took place Aug. 14.
Authorities said reports of shots fired shortly after 9:30 p.m. prompted an immediate shutdown of a terminal. Shortly after that, a second terminal and part of a highway leading to the airport were also shut down.
The ordeal lasted about three hours. Police found no evidence of gunshots, and no one was injured.