By Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
A suspect was jailed early Wednesday in connection with the alleged planting of a "destructive device" at Jacksonville International Airport that forced the facility to shut down for several hours, according to police and airport officials.
Zeljko Causevic, 39, was arrested by airport police and charged with filing a false report about planting a bomb or explosive and the manufacture or possession of a hoax bomb, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The airport, which was shut down for five hours, was reopened shortly before midnight Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested after he refused to be screen at security and then claimed he had a bomb, the Florida Times-Unionreports, quoting an unidentified law enforcement source. After the man was taken into custody, he asked to talk with the FBI, the source said.
Airport Public Information Officer, Michael Stewart, said that at least five flights were canceled Wednesday because planes that normally would have been brought in on Tuesday evening were not available.
Police found one of the packages in the terminal and another in a nearby parking garage, Stewart said. It wasn't immediately clear what was in the packages, which was being examined by a bomb squad.
"It was determined that because of the seriousness of the situation that they would evacuate the terminal," Stewart said.