August 29, 1995 |
The New York City area's three major airports were closed for more than an hour and hundreds of flights were delayed Monday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of an air traffic control center. Arrivals and departures of 210 planes were halted from 5:45 p.m. EDT to shortly before 7 p.m. at John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports in New York, and at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, said Port Authority spokesman Peter Yerkes. Joy D.
April 12, 1992 |
A California woman protesting government financing of the Persian Gulf War drove a van she claimed contained explosives through a gate at the United Nations Saturday morning, parked in front of the 38-story Secretariat building, doused herself with gasoline and threatened to ignite herself. As of early this morning, police hostage negotiators still were trying to talk the woman, tentatively identified as Linne Gunther, 41, of the Bay Area community of San Lorenzo, out of the van.