A man was so enraged over being charged a $50 bag fee at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday, he told an airline employee to keep the bag – and, oh, there’s a bomb in it.
John Park, 70, was checking in at a Spirit Airlines counter in Terminal B around 7 a.m., on his way to visit his brother in Detroit, when he was informed about the fee to check his baggage.
Park refused to pay, Port Authority cops said.
After arguing with the ticket agent, Park stormed off leaving the bag behind, police said. When the ticket agent said he couldn’t simply abandon the bag, Park said there was a bomb inside.
As a result, flights were diverted from LGA’s Terminal B as well as closure at multiple security checkpoints. Travelers were stuck either outside the terminal or in aircraft. Around 9:30AM, Terminal B was opened with an all clear.