LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

By Anna Breuer on 14 October 2017
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A US Airways jet landing at LaGuardia

A US Airways jet landing at LaGuardia

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated early Saturday morning because of a bomb threat made by a passenger.

A Spirit Airlines passenger got into an argument with an employee of that airline in the check-in area of LaGuardia’s Central Terminal and threatened to come back with a bomb, according to the New York Police Department. He left the area and returned carrying a bag.

Police arrested the man and evacuated portions of the terminal before security, closing several security checkpoints. Arriving flights were diverted to other terminals at the airport and the bomb squad was called in to investigate but found no explosives.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has been evacuated,” JetBlue said on its website. “Extra travel time to the airport and at security checkpoints may be necessary.”

The Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B, serves the majority of the airlines operating at LaGuardia including Air Canada, American, JetBlue, and United.

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