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Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Farmington man arrested after LaGuardia threat

Farmington man arrested after LaGuardia threat

The man who sparked a partial evacuation of LaGuardia Airport on Saturday after allegedly claiming to have a bomb in his bag now says that he was just making a "joke".

The customer had attempted to purchase a ticket at the Spirit Airlines counter in Terminal B on Saturday morning but began arguing with the employee, a Police Department spokesman said.

No explosive was found and no one was injured, the station reported.

A NY police spokesman said the bomb squad was called to the airport at about 7:30 a.m.to check a bag.

Police immediately shut down he ticketing area of the airport's main terminal and checked his bag, which contained no explosives.

Park of Farmington, Michigan, was arrested by Port Authority police for making a bomb threat.

"Due to police activity, LGA concourses A and B at Terminal B are not accessible and passengers should expect delays", the airport tweeted.

Around 9.30am, LaGuardia Airport announced that the terminal had resumed normal operations.

A few minutes later the airport sent out another tweet saying that "authorities have reopened #LGA Terminal B after an earlier threat was determined non-credible".

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