Man arrested for bomb threat that shut down Florida airport
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - The authorities say a man arrested at Florida's Jacksonville International Airport had told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack, but they only found an electronic scale and batteries.
Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early on Wednesday. He is charged with making a false report about a hoax bomb. The authorities say he approached screeners at the security checkpoint.
The airport was evacuated and flights were stopped before reaching the gates. Passengers were displaced for nearly five hours.
The authorities say the 39-year-old Causevic is scheduled to appear in bond court in Jacksonville at 1pm. An arrest report indicates he is originally from Bosnia.