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National Briefing / New York

Bomb scare roils LaGuardia

August 02, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Travelers found themselves in a mess of delays as flights were postponed and vehicle traffic was disrupted at LaGuardia Airport after a bomb scare involving a homeless man.

The central terminal was evacuated for several hours after the man entered with a fake bomb in a bag, then acted like he was trying to detonate it, police said. The episode ended with a quick arrest.

A judge ordered a psychiatric examination for the suspect, Scott McGann, 32, who had apparently been living on New York City's streets for at least a year.

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