News LaGuardia Airport bomb threat suspect arrested and charged, officials say After getting into an argument with an Spirit Airlines employee, a 70-year-old passenger threatened to return with a bomb, the NYPD said. The NYPD bomb squad and Port Authority police investigated a "suspicious bag" left at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday morning, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine By Lisa Irizarry firstname.lastname@example.org @lisairiz Updated October 15, 2017 5:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A Michigan man who left a "suspicious" but ultimately harmless bag behind in LaGuardia Airport Saturday morning has been charged with making terroristic threats, the Port Authority said Sunday. The man — whom the Port Authority identified as John Park, 70, of Farmington, Michigan — threatened to return with a bomb after arguing with a Spirit employee at a Terminal B ticket counter around 7:15 a.m., the NYPD said. Park walked away, then returned and placed a bag on the countertop, police said. In a brief interview with NBC New York on Saturday night, he indicated that the incident was really just a misunderstanding, that he was just kidding about the bomb. "I'm an Asian, [we] have different culture, making jokes here and there," Park said. "They just overreacted." An NYPD spokesman said its bomb squad was called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. “to investigate a suspicious bag left behind by a male in custody with PAPD [Port Authority Police Department].” Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said the ticketing area of Terminal B was secured, and the terminal was partially evacuated while the bomb squad swept the area and the bag, which was determined not to be a threat. There were no reported injuries, officials added. Concourses C and D continued to operate normally during the investigation, Pentangelo said, but passengers were advised that they should expect delays during the probe. All terminals were operating normally by 9:25 a.m., he said. With Polly Higgins, Alison Fox & Nicole Levy By Lisa Irizarry email@example.com @lisairiz Lisa Irizarry has been a reporter for Newsday for three years and writes breaking news stories for the web and the newspaper. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.