An airport terminal in New York has been evacuated after a man reportedly parked a truck in front of a terminal and reportedly ran off.

A statement from the airport said: "LaGuardia Airport Terminal B is closed and passengers have been evacuated and vehicle traffic is being diverted away from the terminal.

"This is to investigate an abandoned vehicle parked near the terminal.

"No further information available at this time."

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LaGuardia is an international airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens.