Threat Closed Two Terminals At Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International For Nearly Five Hours Saturday
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A 74-year-old man allegedly claimed he had a bomb Saturday morning at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The threat closed much of the airport for nearly five hours.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office in an advisory issued Saturday night:
“Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit arrested Rosen Wegal for charges related to making a false bomb threat.
According to investigators, at around 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10, Wegal was engaged in a heated verbal dispute with a ticket counter employee at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport located at 100 Terminal Drive in Fort Lauderdale. During the dispute, Wegal attempted to walk away from the ticket counter located in Terminal 2 without his carry-on luggage. The employee advised Wegal that he needed to take his luggage with him, and he responded by telling the employee there was a bomb in the bag.
Wegal left the bag at Terminal 2 and proceed to Terminal 3.
“BSO deputies, along with BSO’s Bomb Squad and Threat Management Unit detectives responded to the airport to investigate. During the investigation, Terminals 2, 3 and 4 were evacuated and swept.
The suspect was located in the airport and taken into custody, and the threat was determined to be unfounded.
Wegal is currently being held at BSO Main Jail and faces one count of false reporting concerning planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction.”
Bond has not been set, according to the Broward County Jail. Wegal Rosen, according to BSO, lives in Farhnham A at Century Village in Deerfield Beach.
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