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CHARGES DROPPED: No Prosecution For Bomb Threat At FLL Airport

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Alin Paul Olteanu Free And Clear. Prosecutors Declined To Prosecute After High Profile Incident.

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CHARGES DROPPED. Alin Paul Olteanu will not be prosecuted for allegedly making a bomb threat at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Prosecutors are not moving forward. His bond was returned. (Courtesy: Broward County Jail).

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Alin Paul Olteanu will not face prosecution for allegedly telling a ticket counter worker at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport that he had a bomb in his bag.

”I never intended to make any threat and my lawyer made this very clear,” said Olteanu exclusively to BocaNewsNow.com. The news organization confirmed with Broward County prosecutors that charges were dropped.

Olteanu, of Fort Lauderdale, allegedly made the claim on March 17th, 2022 after he arrived at the ticket counter with two bags and was told that he would have to pay to check one. Allegedly angered at the prospect of a baggage charge, authorities allege that he told an airline employee that an explosive was packed inside.

Broward Sheriff’s Office issued this report: ”Witnesses say the suspect consolidated his two bags into one, and when asked by staff what he planned to do with the second bag, he stated, “I will leave it right there, and by the way, it has a bomb in it.” 

BSO deputies, along with BSO’s Bomb Squad and Threat Management Unit detectives responded to investigate. The suspect was taken into custody, and the threat was determined to be unfounded. 

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Prosecutors declined to prosecute.

The threat led to an intense situation at the Fort Lauderdale airport as authorities converged on the scene en masse. Olteanu was immediately taken into custody. The specific airline involved was not identified.

Olteanu was charged with one count of making a false report of a bomb, explosive, or weapon of mass destruction. He was booked into the Broward County Jail and later released on $20,000 bond. That bond has been returned, and the charge was completely dropped by prosecutors.

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