People wait for the reopening of the security checkpoint at the JFK International Airport in New York, on 15 August 2016. All flights from the airport were suspended due to reports of shooting inside a terminal.
False reports of shooters at two of the busiest U.S. airports—one in New York City and one in Los Angeles—left many passengers swept along by surging crowds of panicked people searching for the closest exits. The chaos was perhaps all too predictable, because computer simulations suggest that many major airports are terribly designed for emergency evacuations.
|IEEE Spectrum, September 6 2016: Modern Airports Offer No Easy Way Out for Panicking Crowds||0 bytes|