Bomb threat shuts down New York's LaGuardia Airport, man arrested

Police at La Guardia Airport in New York on Saturday morning after a bomb threat sparked evacuations in part of the airport

The Port Authority has cleared the suspicious package at LaGuardia Airport that led to several disrupted flights and inaccessible concourses Saturday morning.

Witnesses said the suspect, John Park, 70, of Farmington, Mich., was attempting to purchase a ticket at the Spirit Airline counter Saturday morning when he began arguing with the employee.

Another report claimed the man had left a bag in the terminal. He said charges were pending against Park.

Pentangelo said the ticketing area of Terminal B was secured, and the terminal was partially evacuated while the bomb squad swept the area and the bag and determined the bag presented no threat.

The airport's Twitter page published several posts saying there is police activity in the airport's Terminal B, causing several delays and disruptions, WPIX-TV reported.

For the most part, the situation seemed to be under control, he said, although the sidewalk outside of the terminal got "a little crazy" as people milled about.

Around 9:30 a.m., LaGuardia Airport announced the terminal had resumed normal operations. "Travelers expect delays & allow extra time".

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