Authorities say a man who falsely claimed he had a bomb inside a carry-on bag at a Maryland airport has been taken into custody.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said says bomb squad technicians performed an X-ray of the bag at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport early Tuesday and saw what looked like a possible hand grenade device.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch said a robot was deployed and no device was found.
The owner of the bag was identified as Jason C. Hallenbeck, 46, from Washington D.C. Hallenbeck was arrested and charged with making a false statement concerning a destructive device and interfering with airport security procedure.
Concourses A and B were closed for four hours. There were several cancellations on the board throughout the morning, but it is unknown if they were linked to the security threat.