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Police: Man at NC airport charged with a false bomb report

24-year-old Felipe Moraga Martin

24-year-old Felipe Moraga Martin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials said a man was arrested after falsely telling two people at Charlotte Douglas International Airport he had a bomb in his luggage.

WBTV reported that 24-year-old Felipe Moraga Martin was charged in the incident which was reported around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said Martin was a passenger on a US Airways flight that was in the process of boarding.

Police said that Martin was asked twice about what was in his carry-on luggage and said both times he had a bomb. Officials said he did not have a bomb.

Authorities said the suspect has been charged with a felony false bomb report at a public building.

He was taken to jail and placed under a $2,000 secured bond and had court planned for Tuesday.

Source: WBTV.