Florida airport shut down after bomb scare,one held

The airport was back to normal operation Wednesday morning.

Written by Associated Press | Jacksonville | Published: October 3, 2013 1:51:06 am

Authorities said a man arrested at Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found a luggage scale with a microchip inside,along with a remote control device he called a “detonator.’’

Zeljko Causevic,39,was booked into jail early Wednesday and was being held without bond on charges that included making a false report about planting a bomb or explosive and manufacturing,possessing,selling or delivering a hoax bomb,according to an arrest report.

The arrest report indicates Causevic approached a Transportation Security Administration agent Tuesday and said he had a bomb in his bag. The TSA agents notified authorities. Airport spokesman Michael Stewart said Causevic was detained between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. The airport was evacuated and flights were stopped before reaching the gates. Passengers were displaced for nearly five hours.

Causevic was scheduled to appear in bond court in Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon. An arrest report indicates he is originally from Bosnia.

Another person was arrested after officials say he started acting suspiciously but authorities said he was not connected to Causevic.

The airport was back to normal operation Wednesday morning.

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