JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Stranded and tired passengers played the waiting game at the Jacksonville International Airport.
“I had to call the hotel and book a reservation tonight and stay one more night," one traveler said.
The airport was shut down for more than five hours Tuesday evening, flights were re-routed and planes stuck on the tarmac after 39-year-old Zeljko Causevic approached security screeners.
"The suspect stated 'I came to the security guard and said I got a bomb in here.’ The subject further explained that inside his camouflage backpack he had a device which he said was supposed to be a bomb but it's not," airport spokesman Michael Stewart said.
Instead, authorities say the backpack contained a small luggage scale, two batteries and a microchip.
So far, there's no word on a possible motive.
Causevic appeared in court Wednesday on charges of making a hoax bomb and making a false report about planting a bomb or explosive.
Another man who was reportedly acting suspicious was also taken into custody.
Officials now say the two men are not connected.
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