Fake Bomb Scare Temporarily Shuts Down EWR Terminal
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A man from Israel caused New Jersey’s Newark Airport (EWR) to be temporarily shut down Tuesday morning when he allegedly brought a realistic looking fake bomb through the security checkpoint.
The man, Alon Felman, told airport authorities that he was flying to Florida for a police training exercise and the fake bomb device was part of the exercise.
— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) September 4, 2018
According to the Transportation Security Administration, the man was carrying the device as part of an X-ray drill that would take place at the police training course.
“[Felman] was carrying a test item that was built and designed to mimic a fully-assembled bomb when viewed on an X-ray monitor,” TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told New Jersey 12 News. Indeed, the item was a realistic replica explosive device.”
Authorities shut down the third level of EWR’s Terminal C to inspect the device. When it was determined to be fake, the terminal was reopened, and Felman was arrested for creating a false public alarm and interference with transportation.
Featured image by TSA via Twitter.
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