Flyer irate at bag fee sparks airport evacuation

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — NEW YORK — A 70-year-old passenger was arrested Saturday at LaGuardia Airport after authorities say he became irate over a $50 fee to check his bag and told an airline worker there was a bomb in the bag.

John Park of Farmington, Michigan, was arrested on a charge of making a terrorist threat after Saturday morning’s incident at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter.

The perceived threat prompted a partial evacuation of the terminal and the summoning of explosives experts.



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