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Published: Mon, October 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Suspicious Package Shuts Down Concourses, Disrupts Flights At LaGuardia

Suspicious Package Shuts Down Concourses, Disrupts Flights At LaGuardia

A man was arrested at LaGuardia Airport Saturday morning after police say he threatened an airline employee with what he said was a bomb.

The disruptions lasted about 90 minutes.

A passenger at LaGuardia Airport was so aggravated upon being told that it would cost $50 to check his bag that he allegedly told a worker that a bomb was inside, authorities said.

The police action shut down the ticketing area of the airport's main terminal temporarily while the New York Police Department's bomb squad responded to the scene and checked the bag.

It added that concourses A and B inside Terminal B were not accessible due to police attending an incident.

The man was identified as In John Park of Farmington, Michigan. No explosives were found. On Twitter, the airport warned passengers of disrupted flights and delays.

Passengers using Terminal B were advised to check with their airlines about delays.

Pentangelo said that by 9:25 a.m. the terminals were all operating normally.

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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