Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation at LaGuardia Airport

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Terminal B at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport home to Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit Airlines, and United was evacuated this morning after a bomb threat.

A Spirit Airlines passengers started to argue with an employee saying he would be coming back with a bomb and later returned with a  suspicious bag, prompting the evacuation of the terminal. After a thorough investigation, no explosives were found though flights were impacted.

Per ABC 7,

A man was arrested at LaGuardia Airport Saturday morning after police say he threatened an airline employee with what he said was a bomb. Police say the man got into an argument with a Spirit Airlines employee at Terminal B.

The suspect told the employee he was coming back with a bomb and then returned a short time later carrying a bag, according to the NYPD. The ticketing area of Terminal B was temporarily evacuated.

The NYPD Bomb Squad was called in as a precaution to identify the package. The 50-year-old suspect was quickly taken into custody. No explosive was found and no one was injured.

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