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Authorities: Man at Fla. airport said he had bomb

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    Robert Van Hoorebeck, left, loads his bag and golf bag into Richard Wood's vehicle Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after the Jacksonville International Airport was evacuated, in Jacksonville, Fla. Wood, a district manager for Avis, was picking up stranded passengers along Airport Road. Van Hoorebeck was going to rent a vehicle and drive to Raleigh, N.C. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

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    Friends and family huddle under a street light in the Jacksonville International Airport courtesy parking lot using phones to communicate with passengers stuck in the airport or in other cities Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

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    Police block the road to the Jacksonville International Airport terminal as the bomb disposal unit drives by on the right Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

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    Police block the road to the Jacksonville International Airport terminal as a shuttle used to move people out of the airport drives by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

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    Shuttles used to move people out of Jacksonville International Airport drive by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities say a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found an electronic scale and batteries.

Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early today. He’s charged with making a false report about a hoax bomb. Authorities say he approached screeners at the security checkpoint.

The airport was evacuated and flights were stopped before reaching the gates. Passengers were displaced for nearly five hours.

Authorities say 39-year-old Causevic is scheduled to appear in bond court in Jacksonville at 1 p.m. An arrest report indicates he’s originally from Bosnia.

Another person was arrested after officials say he started acting suspiciously but officials say he’s not connected to Causevic.

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