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Man Charged with Boston Airport Bomb Hoax

Authorities charged an airline passenger on Friday with transporting a hoax device after an item resembling a bomb — but which was really an alarm clock tied to three plastic sticks — was found in his checked luggage. Jacques Jean, 43, was arrested at Boston’s Logan International Airport after baggage screeners found what initially appeared to be a timer attached to dynamite sticks, a state police spokesman said. Jean had been scheduled to fly from Boston to Miami on American Airlines Flight 989, and then on to Haiti, said Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration. “Bringing a hoax device into an airport is … just not a smart thing to do,” Davis said. “Even a plastic toy that looks like a bomb is going to be taken very seriously by our screeners.” Full Story

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