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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman, who police say tried to smash through Miami International Airport’s doors, appeared in federal court Friday afternoon.
CBS4 cameras captured video, seen only on CBS4, of Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa being taken to a detention center by FBI agents early Friday morning, after hours of being questioned. The 33-year-old was barefoot and handcuffed.
On Friday, she appeared before judge while in a wheelchair, crying and rambling incoherently.
Judge appointed a public defender and ordered her held on no bond.
During the hearing, a federal prosecutor said the Honduran native pulled into to departures terminal concourse D near the American Airlines entrance Thursday, driving erratically and screaming. She allegedly stepped on the gas headed straight for the airport entrance but ended up hitting a parked patrol car.
According to a criminal complaint, Maradiaga-Iscoa told responding officers she “is pregnant” and repeatedly stated that ” she needed to get into the airport and that she really could not talk to the officers” because “she is Muslim.”
Then, the documents also say, she told them she, “may or may not have a bomb on or inside of her.”
Authorities put a portion of the airport on lock down, brought out a bomb sniffing dog to check her for explosives and searched her car but found nothing.
The disruption caused departure area of concourse D to be placed on lock down and evacuated.
Investigators said at this time there appears to be no terroristic ties.
Maradiaga-iscoa is charged with making false statements.
A Miami-Dade police officer said, during an interview with FBI agents, she told them voices in her head told her to go to the airport.
Federal prosecutors said that Maradiaga-Iscoa is in the country illegally and has been deported to Honduras in the past.
If convicted, she faces up to five year in in prison.