The central terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated this morning after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag.
An AP report identified the man as Scott McGann of New York. He had a ticket on a United Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago, with connecting flights that would have taken him to Oakland, California. He faces charges including placing a false bomb in a transportation facility and making terroristic threats.
Around 5:00 am EST, McGann checked in for a flight and immediately began attracting attention because of bizarre behavior. Port Authorities detained him when he didn't respond to questions. A search of his bag turned up an assemblage of batteries and wires that police thought was intended to look like a bomb, the report said.
The airport terminal was evacuated at around 5:30 a.m and reopened after about four hours.