AN “EMERGENCY” at Newark Airport sparked an evacuation with passengers reportedly being seen screaming and running from the buildings.
Reports initially emerged that Terminal C was evacuated just after 10.30am, however 30 minutes later the airport was up-and-running as normal.
One person has been taken into custody following a security breach at the airport.
The airport quickly took to Twitter to confirm that the incident was “under control” adding that a customer had exited through a security door.
It is unclear whether the incident was a mistake or whether it was intentional.
The Port Authority Police Department also responded to the scene.
Just minutes after the airport was evacuated, a police officer told passengers that they could go back inside.
Images from the scene showed people standing on the side of the street after reportedly being told to leave the building.
“Terminal C evacuated just as I was about to head through TSA,” one traveler claimed.
“People screaming, running, falling down steps… some people were mid-check-in and are barefoot outside,” they added. “100% total chaos.”
Other reports claimed that someone shouted “run” before hiding behind a crew desk.