Cheering For Usain Bolt May Have Caused An Evacuation Of NY's Biggest Airport

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made plenty of noise on the track this weekend at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but his biggest impact may have been felt thousands of miles away in Queens, New York.

While Bolt was literally laughing at the competition en route to a gold medal victory in the men's 100m competition, New York's JFK International Airport was on the verge of being evacuated as a result of applause for Bolt possibly being mistaken for gunshots.

Following Bolt's win, at least two people reported hearing gunshots at JFK at around 9:30 pm, the same time Usain Bolt was smoking the competition in Rio.

As a result of the claim of possible danger, Terminals 1 and 8 at JFK were reportedly evacuated Sunday night.

You'll be happy to know a thorough search of those terminals showed no evidence of a single shot being fired at any time.

Unfortunately, in today's world, every threat, particularly one being reported at New York's biggest airport, needs to be taken seriously. I think most people would find this story pretty amusing, but I think it's important to take a minute to recognize the very scary environment we currently live in.

Citations: Did People Clapping for Usain Bolt Lead to JFK Airport Evacuation? (The Big Lead)