Police: Norwegian man called in threats after missing flight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a 30-year-old Norwegian man has been arrested after two bomb threats were called into Philadelphia International Airport.

Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan tells the Philadelphia Daily News (http://bit.ly/1HKkUfN ) the man called in the threats Thursday because he missed his flight to London and was desperate to catch the rescheduled flight.

Sullivan says the first call was made at about 3:30 p.m. and reported an explosive at baggage claim in Terminal A. About an hour later, police say he made a second call demanding the airport ground all British Airways planes.

Investigators say he made the calls from a pay phone inside the airport and took him into custody.

The threats were unfounded and airport operations weren’t affected. Police cleared the scene by 6:30 p.m.

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