Man in Custody After Device Found at Florida Airport

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 10/2/13 8:32 AM CDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found an electronic scale and batteries.

Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early Wednesday. He's charged with making a false report about a hoax bomb. Authorities say he approached screeners at the security checkpoint.

The airport was evacuated and flights were stopped before reaching the gates. Passengers were displaced for nearly five hours.

Authorities say 39-year-old Causevic is scheduled to appear in bond court in Jacksonville at 1 p.m. An arrest report indicates he's originally from Bosnia.

Another person was arrested after officials say he started acting suspiciously but officials say he's not connected to Causevic.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities have a suspect in custody after finding two suspicious packages -- including one they described as destructive -- at the Jacksonville International Airport.

Zeljko Causevic was booked into the Jacksonville County Jail early Wednesday and is being held without bond on charges that include making a false report about planting a bomb or explosive.

Officials say 39-year-old Causevic will be in bond court at 1:30 p.m.

The airport was shut down for nearly five hours Tuesday evening after the packages were found.

Michael Stewart, who handles external affairs for the Jacksonville Airport Aviation Authority, says another suspect was arrested and questioned. He says that suspect is not connected to the incident at this time.

The airport was back to normal operation Wednesday morning.

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