Passenger Detained After Device With Words “Bomb” & “Tick Tock” Found At MIA
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Romanian citizen has been detained after bomb squad was called-in to investigate a suspicious device with the words “bomb, tick tock” at Miami International Airport Wednesday night.
A source tells CBS4’s Gaby Fleischman TSA agents found a plastic container with clear liquid inside which had two cylinders taped to both sides and said “bomb, tick tock.”
A Romanian citizen was detained. He was on British Airways Flight 208 en route to London with a connecting flight to Romania.
The “device” was in his checked luggage and it was discovered by TSA officials as it was being cleared to be placed on the plane.
The bomb squad determined it was not a bomb and that the liquid inside the jug was not flammable.
During the investigation, passengers were evacuated from Concourse F and several flights were delayed.
“Police were screaming behind me you have to get back you have to get back,” said a delayed passenger Seda Crook. “Everybody started to run this way so I didn’t know what was going on.”
“They were running around telling everybody to evacuate,” said another passenger, Sam Johnson. “Either get on the plane or get out.”
According to the Miami Dade Police Department, the remaining luggage on the British Airways flight was swept by bomb sniffing dogs before the plane was cleared for take-off at around 10:30p.m.
FBI is questioning the man who was detained by police. It is unclear if he will be charged.