NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What sounded like an explosion in Queens and on Long Island Wednesday rattled homes and nerves.
Residents contacted authorities and reported hearing a loud boom and that the ground shook.
The Oceanside Fire Department tweeted, and then deleted, “The explosion you heard is being attributed to Air Force Ones military escort coming into JFK.”
The New York Police Department also sent a tweet explaining the noise, saying it was due to a military flyover.
The Air Force’s Air Combat Command said the planes were F-15s that were providing cover to the United Nations meeting taking place in New York City.
Some people took to Twitter and questioned the explanation.
Federal terrorism charges were filed against bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami on Tuesday night in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey. He also faces state charges in New Jersey of attempting to murder police officers.