Chicago Man Accused of Bomb Threat at Logan Airport

Sunday, Jun 26, 2011  |  Updated 9:51 AM CDT
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Chicago Man Accused of Bomb Threat at Logan Airport

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A man trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight in Boston was arrested, accused of making a bomb threat.

Massachusetts State Police officials say an Illinois man has been arrested, accused of making threats to security personnel at Logan International Airport while trying to board a Chicago-bound flight.

The state police say in a statement officers were called to a Southwest Airlines security checkpoint at about 5:35 p.m. Saturday following a report that a man was making threats to Transportation Security Administration workers. Officials say the man said he had "guns and bombs'' in his checked luggage, specifically an AK-47 machine gun and hand grenades.

Troopers arrested 22-year-old Joseph Haynes of Chicago for making a false bomb threat and disorderly conduct.

Haynes' carry-on bags were searched at the checkpoint and his checked luggage was removed and searched. No firearms or explosives were found.

The checkpoint was closed for about 20 minutes while state police investigated.

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