Suspicious Package Forces Brief Evacuation of American Airlines Terminal at JFK Airport

Authorities found a suspicious package and evacuated the American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, but the package proved harmless, officials said.

The package was found on the curb at 10:20 a.m., said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The New York Police Department bomb squad determined there was no danger, he said.

"It turned out to be a package containing cologne," Coleman said.

Terminal operations were back to normal within an hour. Tim Wagner, a spokesman for American Airlines, said no flights were affected.

The Port Authority, which operates JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York and Newark Liberty in New Jersey, took "a number of measures as we always do to respond to security situations immediately" after an apparent terrorist attack at the airport in Glasgow, Scotland, Coleman said Saturday.