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)
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.